PSVAR rail replacement

PSVAR likely to be required in rail replacement

Legal advice obtained by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) indicates that virtually all rail replacement coach and bus services come within scope...
X90 coach service

X90 Oxford to London coach service to go

Oxford Bus Company (OBC) will withdraw its long-established X90 scheduled coach service between the city and London from 4 January 2020. The decision “has not...
CPT coach strategy

CPT: Buses’ momentum required in coaches

Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) Chief Executive Graham Vidler has welcomed the recent influx of public money to the industry – but he says...

Commuter coach routes are go in Hampshire

Lucketts Travel introduced three commuter coach routes branded Whiteley Connect on Monday (30 September). They serve Whiteley Business Park in Hampshire. The services are operating...
CPT Coach Strategy

CPT Coach Strategy: Make your opinion count

Consider the used market for coaches. Some involved say it is slow; others say it is uncertain. The latter word applies to a lot in...

Snap snaps back after three-month pause with funds secured

Digital coach booking platform Snap has resumed. The trip aggregator paused its services in June to avoid risks while it closed its funding round, prompting...
Rates for school work remain poor

Rates: Why school work ‘is a race to the bottom’

In my 30 years in the industry I have never understood why rates, particularly for school-based work, have been a race to the bottom. When...

‘E-gates’ open for Eurotunnel coaches

‘E-gates’ open for Eurotunnel coaches Eurotunnel has opened its new SAS Parafe ‘e-gate’ hall for coach passengers on the Folkestone terminal. The e-gates are operating for...

SNCF to sell loss-making Ouibus services

French state rail operator SNCF is to sell its loss-making Ouibus European intercity coach network to online ride-sharing carpool firm BlaBlaCar. Ouibus runs a...

Double celebration

The Kings Ferry and Clarkes of London, both owned by National Express, are celebrating their 50th and 60th anniversaries respectively. To celebrate the landmark occasion...
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Coach operator support

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...