Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Jack Raine obituary

Obituary: Jack Raine, former BDoY Secretary and Treasurer

Former UK Bus Driver of the Year (BDoY) stalwart Jack Raine died on 17 November at his home in Tattenhall, Chester. He was 89. Mr...
First Bus app award win

First Bus app recognised at virtual awards ceremony

First Bus and its app partner Future Platforms have been declared victorious in the Travel App of the Year category at the UK App...
Coach industry survey deadline extended

Deadline extended for coach industry passenger survey

The deadline for completion of the Backstop survey into the number of passengers carried by the coach industry has been extended by one week...
Scania Electric Bus Pantograph

Scania electric future looks bright with new battery assembly plant and labs

Scania has unveiled plans to invest over £87.4m into a battery assembly plant alongside €15.5m (£13.9m) in a new battery laboratory in Södertälje, Sweden. When...
Mellor Strata Ultra

OTS takes five-strong Mellor Strata Ultra delivery

OTS Minibus and Coach Hire has added five Mellor Strata Ultra minibuses to its fleet. They each give a 30-passenger capacity while retaining the...
Manchester bus franchising

Manchester bus franchising set for another consultation

A further consultation on regional bus franchising plans will be laid before the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) for approval on 27 November. It...
Football shirt Friday

Football Shirt Friday: Help raise money for cancer research with Go North East

Go North East staff are switching their regular uniforms for football shirts to help raise money for cancer research as part of Football Shirt...
Oxford Tube Plaxton Panorama

Part of Oxford Tube Plaxton Panorama order to be diverted

Some of the 34 Plaxton Panorama-bodied Volvo B11RLEs ordered for the Oxford Tube service between the university city and London will be diverted for...
EVM Trend OMC Global

Two accessible EVM Trend minicoaches for OMC Global

OMC Global of Oxfordshire has taken delivery of two Mercedes-Benz Sprinters with 14-seat accessible EVM Trend conversions. Each minicoach has a BraunAbility E-Series split platform...
Bus and Coach Conference

Bus and Coach Conference speaker line-up announced

The speaker line-up for the first UK Bus and Coach Conference, to be held virtually on 12-13 January 2021, has been announced.  Organised by the...

Irizar to carry out factory PSVAR conversions on i6 and i6S

Irizar will carry out PSVAR conversions on existing new and used i6 and i6S coaches at its factory in Spain. The project captures DAF-engined...