Saturday, September 18, 2021

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 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: 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: 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: 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...

All new London buses will be zero-emission, pledges Mayor

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged that all new buses ordered by Transport for London (TfL) for use in the capital will be...