Thursday, December 3, 2020

Pilkington Bus: New drivers and vehicles for LCC contract

Accrington’s Pilkington Bus Company has announced an investment of £500,000 into a contract with Lancashire County Council worth £3m. The investment includes four new vehicles...

Transdev Flyer airport venture takes to the roads in Yorkshire

Transdev has launched a new Yorkshire bus network connecting Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate with Leeds Bradford Airport called Flyer. The Transdev Flyer network is made...

Stagecoach SW eases back to school rush with dedicated services

Stagecoach South West (SW) has partnered with local authorities to introduce dedicated school and college transport across its network to ease the burden anticipated...

Operators across England move to increase services in anticipation of schools returning

Operators across England are preparing for increased services in anticipation of schools returning in September. Stagecoach South West has already announced it intends to introduce...

CitySightseeing York demonstrates four low-emission tour buses outside York Minster

CitySightseeing York demonstrated four low-emission open-top buses on Wednesday (12 August) outside York Minster. The launch celebrates 20 years of the company touring York and...

Doncaster Clever Buses mark start of First’s South Yorkshire overhaul

First South Yorkshire has taken the initial step towards turning around its business with the introduction of the Clever Buses brand in Doncaster. Eight Wrightbus-bodied...

Greener Journeys report shows major bus patronage rise possible

Bus patronage in England outside London could rise by 425m journeys per year by 2024/25 if government money already allocated to buses in those...

Bus franchising: ‘Lots more thought required before implementation’

Matthew Moll, Senior Consultant at The TAS Partnership, offers a response to Abellio's proposals for bus franchising - and observes that commercial operation, if...

‘Bus Open Data Service will require a new approach to service delivery’

The government’s Bus Open Data Service promises to create a ‘golden age’ for passengers by merging information on timetables, fares and live locations from...

Bus franchising: It’s now the only way, says Abellio

The coronavirus COVID-19 crisis has wreaked havoc on the British bus industry in a way that could never have been predicted. How it recovers...

TotalKare launches new brake test savings calculator

The decision to bring brake testing in-house is an important one, and businesses have to weigh up the cost of the equipment against the...