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...
Wrights Group

Wrights Group saved after last-minute deal with Jo Bamford

Agreement reached on sale of factory and land after ‘pragmatic’ negotiations wrap up Wrights Group has been saved in a last-minute deal between Jo Bamford,...

PSVAR in coaches: How will changes affect you?

The PSV Accessibility Regulations will expand to capture all coaches that are used on in-scope work from 1 January 2020. There’s a lot more to...
Horseman Coaches

Horseman Coaches: ‘No risk’ to staff and customers after repatriation

Horseman Coaches has defended its reasons for drivers not wearing PPE while picking up repatriated Britons flown in from China last week. Following some media...
CPT President Steve Whiteway

CPT President 2020 Steve Whiteway speaks

Seldom can a year in the industry have started with such a mandate for leadership. Many in the coach and bus world will thus...
Halton Borough Transport

Halton Borough Transport collapses after losses

Halton Borough Transport (HBT) ceased trading on Friday 24 January, bringing to an end its 111 years of municipal operation. Mounting losses were blamed by...
Stagecoach SE

Stagecoach launches zero tolerance campaign on staff abuse

Operator takes a stand against verbal and physical abuse towards staff and customers Stagecoach South East (SE) has launched a zero tolerance campaign against hate...
Net zero by 2050? Boris wants buses there first

Net zero by 2050? Boris Johnson wants buses there first

The new year is off to a good start – now the industry must grab the opportunity What a good start to 2020 it has...

Clee Hill firm’s licence cut by a quarter

Operator told to contract in size ‘in the interests of road safety and fair competition’ Vehicle maintenance problems have led to the licence of Clee Hill-based Alan...
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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Specialist Leisure Group ceased trading

Shearings owner Specialist Leisure Group ceases trading

Specialist Leisure Group (SLG), which operates Shearings Holidays, National Holidays (trading as Caledonian Travel), UK Breakaways, Coast and Country Hotels, Bay Hotels, Country Living...
Manchester CAZ

Manchester calls for more CAZ funding as date slips

Greater Manchester has asked the government for additional money to support the upgrading and replacement of vehicles that will not comply with the region’s...
Mistral social distancing

UrbanThings wins grant to develop social distancing system for public transport

UrbanThings is developing its own social distancing platform to assist operators provide safer public transport during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, with the help of...