Sunday, August 1, 2021
Volvo 9700 in Flixbus livery

McGill’s Flixbus Volvo pair are first new-gen 9700 sales in UK

The two Volvo 9700 coaches delivered recently to McGill’s Buses for use on Anglo-Scottish Flixbus services are the first of the latest generation of...
Christchurch bids to achieve Coach Friendly status

Christchurch progresses work to achieve Coach Friendly status

Christchurch is bidding to achieve Coach Friendly status. The Dorset town reintroduced parking for three coaches in 2020 and further work towards accreditation will...
Fflecsi service in Newport to expand citywide

Newport Fflecsi DRT to expand to give citywide coverage

The demand-responsive Fflecsi service in Newport is to see “a huge expansion” later this summer to cover the whole of the city and complement...
Stagecoach West Scotland Volvo 7900e fleet arrives

Opp-charge Volvo 7900e fleet joins Stagecoach West Scotland

Stagecoach West Scotland has taken delivery of Scotland’s first opportunity charged battery-electric buses in the form of six Volvo 7900e models. £2m from SP...
Neil Collins, Wrightbus Managing Director

Neil Collins named Wrightbus Managing Director

Wrightbus has named Neil Collins as its Managing Director. He will lead the Ballymena bus manufacturer alongside Executive Chairman Jo Bamford and Chief Executive...
Tates Coaches takes five late model used Scania vehicles

Tates Coaches in major late used fleet investment with Scania

Tates Coaches has made a major investment in its fleet with five examples of late used stock supplied by Scania (Great Britain). The Luton operator...
West Coast Motors adopts Optibus platform

West Coast Motors adopts Optibus digital platform

West Coast Motors has adopted the Optibus digital planning and scheduling platform across its brands. It will digitally transform the operator's planning and on-time...
Reading Buses lends vehicles to Yellow Buses

Yellow Buses and Cardiff Bus borrow Reading fleet members

Yellow Buses, based in Bournemouth, and Cardiff Bus have each worked with colleagues at Reading Buses on separate arrangements that will see members of...
Free bus travel for young people in Scotland from 31 January 2022

Under-22 free bus travel in Scotland set for 31 January 2022

Around half of all residents of Scotland will be eligible for government-funded free bus travel from 31 January 2022 after the Scottish Government confirmed...
Matthew Gregory to step down as FirstGroup Chief Executive

FirstGroup Chief Executive Matthew Gregory to step down

FirstGroup Chief Executive Matthew Gregory will step down after the conclusion of the company’s annual general meeting on 13 September. As a result, existing Chairman...

Fuze to provide ‘turnkey’ asset finance for Wrightbus ZE models

Wrightbus and Ryze Hydrogen owner Jo Bamford has established Fuze, an asset finance company that will work exclusively with zero-emission buses built by the...