Sunday, August 1, 2021
Bus franchising in Wales forms part of Welsh Government plans

Ministers ‘determined’ to enable bus franchising in Wales

Ministers are “determined” to introduce legislation that will enable bus franchising in Wales, Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters MS told the Senedd...
First award from Bus Partnership Fund in Scotland

Bus Partnership Fund awards first £23.6m to priority in Scotland

Up to £23.6m from the Bus Partnership Fund (BPF) in Scotland has been awarded to eight partnerships to help them to tackle the effects...
Use of all forward facing seats on buses in Wales agreed

Use of all forward-facing seats on buses accepted in Wales

All forward-facing seats on buses in Wales may again be occupied from Monday 21 June, subject to appropriate mitigations to prevent the spread of...
Go North East heritage repaint into Tynemouth livery

Go North East celebrates heritage with Tynemouth repaint

Go North East (GNE) is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first motorbus between Blyth and North Shields by repainting a Volvo B9TL with...
West Yorkshire bus franchising plans set to progress

West Yorkshire bus franchising: Approval set for first step

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has published proposals to begin a formal assessment of a franchising scheme for the region’s bus network. If approved,...
National Express West Midlands working with CitySwift

National Express works with CitySwift for COVID-safe bus trips

CitySwift is providing enhanced network planning and route optimisation for National Express West Midlands (NXWM), enabling the operator to deliver COVID-safe journeys through a...
Go North East 24/7 services

Go North East to introduce 24/7 services on three routes

Go North East will introduce 24/7 departures on three routes from Saturday 29 May. It says the move will support the region's night-time economy...
Manchester bus franchising procurement set to begin

Manchester bus franchising procurement process moves closer

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is expected later this week to agree to commence the procurement process for the introduction of bus franchising...
First electric buses enter service in Leicester

Leicester begins move to electric buses with 11 Yutong E12s

11 Yutong E12 battery-electric buses entered service on three park-and-ride services in Leicester on 24 May. Operated by Roberts Travel Group, they will be...
City Sightseeing Bournemouth and Beryl bikes

City Sightseeing Bournemouth launches bikeshare combo ticket

City Sightseeing Bournemouth – operated by Discover Dorset – and bikeshare provider Beryl have announced a discounted combination ticket that will give customers unlimited...

Fuze to provide ‘turnkey’ asset finance for Wrightbus ZE models

Wrightbus and Ryze Hydrogen owner Jo Bamford has established Fuze, an asset finance company that will work exclusively with zero-emission buses built by the...