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...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
PSVAR rail replacement

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...
Plaxton Panorama

Plaxton Panorama going well for scheduled work

Plaxton has delivered 11 Panorama double-decker coaches to two customers for use on scheduled work. Six have been taken by Megabus. They are 87-seaters and...

IR35 change opens dialogue on self-employed drivers

Medium- and large-sized businesses that engage self-employed staff may find that things alter from 6 April. That’s because of change to IR35 legislation that...
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Coaching leisure sector

Coaching falls into leisure sector: LGA

The Local Government Association (LGA) has asked local authorities (LAs) to include premises used for coaching activities in their application of business rates relief...
Clean Air Zones postponed

All Clean Air Zones postponed until 2021

Introduction of Clean Air Zones (CAZs) in England has been postponed to January 2021 at the earliest, the government has said. The development was revealed...
Tachograph calibration

Tachograph calibration, inspection rules relaxed

DVSA has relaxed the requirements for periodic calibration and inspection of tachograph units because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Until further notice, all tachograph calibration...