Regency Coaches EVM Elegance

Regency Coaches take an EVM Elegance mini

Lewes operator Regency Coaches has taken delivery of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with an Elegance conversion, supplied by EVM Direct (0845 520 5160). It has a...
Bus manufacturers

UK bus manufacturers suspend production

The UK’s four largest coach and bus manufacturers have each suspended production as a result of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Alexander Dennis (ADL) and Plaxton...

CILT launches supply chain database

In response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has set up a database for organisations which are in need...
RMT union

RMT union calls for cashless travel

The RMT union has written to bus operators calling for a number of practices to be invoked during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic – including...

Mainwaring Buses has revocation and disqualification

The operator was called before the DTC after concerns over drivers’ hours, tachograph offences and vehicle maintenance  Drivers’ hours, tachograph offences and vehicle maintenance problems have resulted in the revocation of...

The bus industry needs to be ‘careful what it wishes for’

Train operators have effectively become nationalised with the coronavirus bailout– do coach and bus operators want the same prospect?  While much has been written about...
Timetable variations

Changes to temporary timetable variations process

Emergency guidance issued by Senior Traffic Commissioner Richard Turfitt has been updated to take account of a revised notice period required by local authorities...

Free travel for NHS staff during COVID-19

Warrington’s Own Buses has announced it will be providing NHS employees and health and social care staff free bus travel.  The workers will need to...
Reading Buses Enviro200s

Two Enviro200s join the Reading Buses fleet

Two Enviro200s have joined the Reading Buses fleet. They were supplied by Alexander Dennis (01909 551166). They each have wireless phone charging cradles on every...
Kennedy Coaches

Kennedy Coaches celebrates 70th with Volvo 9900

Kennedy Coaches of Annascaul, Co Kerry, is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a 9900 integral, supplied by Volvo Bus (02476 210250). It is the first...
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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...