Saturday, May 28, 2022

Shades Technics: Engineering a niche

Shades Technics supplies bespoke toilets and kitchenettes for coaches. We visit the supplier’s base in Hertfordshire, and speak to the management team on its...
FlixBus UK growth ahead of target, firm says

FlixBus UK growth ‘ahead of target’, says MD Schörling

FlixBus recently further expanded its presence in the UK with an additional Anglo-Scottish service and a new routes to South West England and Yorkshire,...
Nesbit Bros

‘We’ll just keep doing what we’re doing’

For a family-owned coach business, succession often sees a father handing over to his son. In Leicestershire, Nesbit Bros is doing just that, but...
Dudley Haines of Banstead Coaches at the UK Coach Rally

Obituary: Dudley Haynes, 1949-2022

Dudley Haynes, for many years the driving force behind Banstead Coaches and regarded as a man who “had the coach industry in his blood,”...

Passenger focus with tech at its heart: Ember

Ember takes a tech start-up approach to running coach services. routeone visits its Edinburgh head office to learn how technology is improving the passenger...
Neoplan Tourliner P22 with MAN OptiView cameras

Top-power Tourliner with MAN OptiView cameras: Driven

In 2019, MAN came to the table with rear-view cameras for a coach when its OptiView system was prototyped on a Neoplan Cityliner. After...

Vandalism, or violent attacks?

It’s an age-old problem and one which has no obvious answer: Vandalism. In some areas it is on the rise. What can be done...

PSVAR becomes divisive as exemptions extended

The government has announced the schedule of the next set of PSVAR exemptions. But instead of levelling out the PSVAR landscape, the move is...

Fuel price frustrations: Coach operators’ steps to manage them

Surcharge or absorb the increase? Coach operators are having to deal with yet another threat to their businesses. For most, it’s a truly frustrating...

Time to retire: End of the road for Gillies Coaches

Retirement saw Kent-based operator Gillies Coaches stop trading on 31 March, ending 90 years of a traditional family-run business. For owners David and Lyn...

Coach Options adds a new Yutong TC9 PSVAR midi

Coach Options of Middleton has taken delivery of a further Yutong TC9, supplied by Pelican Bus and Coach. The PSVAR compliant midi has 37 seats...