Embassy bus

Embassy project in Manchester: Can you help?

Three operators in the North West are working with the Embassy project in Manchester, which uses a repurposed former ‘band bus’ to offer overnight...
Diamond Bus North West

Diamond Bus North West makes foodbank donation

Diamond Bus North West held a Christmas jumper day on Friday 13 December. At the same time, it raised money for a local foodbank. “We...
Go North East

Go North East teams up with football charity

Go North East (GNE) teamed up with Newcastle United Foundation for World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The operator, which has over 2,100 employees,...

Initial failure rates fall for PSV

Initial failure rates fall for PSV The DVSA’s annual testing statistics for 2017/18 show that initial failure rates have all fallen. PSV initial failures dropped to...

Oxford Bus Company supports Oxfordshire hospice

Throughout July, the Oxford Bus Company is donating 50p from every return ticket purchased on the X90 to Helen & Douglas House. All proceeds raised...

Coach driver takes on Mt. Kilimanjaro

I am a coach driver for PC Coaches of Lincoln and next month I am climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for St Barnabas Hospice Trust because...

National Express offers free travel to children’s charity

As part of its Youth Promise pledge, National Express has teamed up with CHICKS as a charity partner and is donating 900 free return...

CPT NW Dinner Dance benefits local charities

Almost £10,000 was raised for charity at the Confederation of Passenger Transport North West Region Dinner Dance, held in Liverpool on 12 January. The money...

Stagecoach ‘makes a difference’

Stagecoach Yorkshire employees have donated more than £5,000 to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice to “help make even more fabulous memories” for children and families. ...

Transport Benevolent Fund recruiting to help meet need

The Transport Benevolent Fund says there is still a need for its assistance, almost 100 years after its formation. With more than 61,000 members in...
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Meeting with MPs sees coach operators make support case

The long-term impact on the coach industry of a failure by government to provide bespoke support during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has been further...
Aaron Sparks First Bus COVID

First Bus COVID-19 heroes celebrated in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Three First Bus employees - Chris Koksal, Simon Taylor and Aaron Sparks - have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for...
Alba Travel football contracts

Alba Travel secures two more football team contracts

Penrith operator Alba Travel has extended its football travel portfolio by securing contracts to provide team coaches for Annan Athletic FC in Scottish League...