Coronavirus COVD-19

Coronavirus COVID-19 and coaches: What risks?

What danger does the coronavirus (COVID-19) pose to the coach industry? A significant one, but with a major caveat: Its consequences will be vastly...
FlixBus UK

FlixBus UK domestic coach network announced

FlixBus has announced plans to establish a domestic scheduled coach network in the UK during 2020. The news has been expected since the German...
Electric bus at UK Bus Summit

UK Bus Summit 2020: A new ‘golden age’ for bus?

Focus was on investment, green growth and a long-term strategy for the industry at this year’s UK Bus Summit. Buses Minister Baroness Vere opened the...

Mainline coach stuck for 12 hours

A Mainline coach driver spent two hours reversing his vehicle out of a mile-long Cornish lane on Tuesday (24 October), after 12 hours of...
Lucketts Travel

Lucketts Travel Group purchased by National Express

National Express (NX) has purchased Lucketts Travel Group, which is the largest coach operator on the south coast. The deal, which is for an...
Rotala Wrightbus

Rotala places £29m Wrightbus order for 163 buses

Rotala has placed an order with Wrightbus for 163 vehicles worth over £29m. They will be delivered throughout 2020. 128 of the additions will be...
David Urquhart Travel

David Urquhart Travel to close coach tour business

David Urquhart Travel has announced that it will wind up its coach tour business in an orderly manner over the next few months. It says...
First Eastern Counties Excel

First Eastern Counties introduces high-spec Excel fleet

First Eastern Counties has invested £5.3m in 19 custom-designed double-deckers for its flagship Excel service between Norwich and Peterborough. They will enter service on...

Oxford Tube upgrade with 34 Plaxton Panorama ‘deckers

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire has ordered 34 Plaxton Panorama double-decker coaches for its Oxford Tube fleet. They will be introduced during the summer. Five of...
COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant

COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant is explained

The Department for Transport (DfT) has written to operators in England that receive commercial BSOG outlining how the COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant (CBSSG)...
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NXWM Enviro400EV

Enviro400EV battery-electrics enter services with NXWM

National Express West Midlands (NXWM) launched its first battery-electric buses on Sunday 5 July when the first BYD ADL Enviro400EV left Yardley Wood depot...
Remote DCPC

Remote DCPC ‘should have a place in the long term’

Driver CPC (DCPC) training via remote means should have a place in the long term, according to a survey by RTITB of organisations that...
Alfa Travel holidays

Alfa Travel takes precautions ahead of August restart

Alfa Travel is making an “ongoing investment” in is business to ensure that operations are safe for customers and staff ahead of coach holidays...