Halton Borough Transport

Halton Borough Transport collapses after losses

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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...

Metroline Travel wins reconsideration of drivers’ claims

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The Employment Appeals Tribunal has directed a London Employment Tribunal to reconsider its decision in March 2019 which upheld claims against Metroline Travel by...

Coronavirus: The impact on the economy

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The coronavirus has had a massive impact on travel demand, and transport operators are feeling the pinch It’s difficult to know where to start.   The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic...

Ena Mill expanding

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Simon Yates (l) and Jonathan Addis, owners of Ena Mill Ena Mill in Atherton has been granted planning permission to double its retail space, to...

National Express swoops in to buy Clarkes of London

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National Express Group (NEG) has bought respected family-owned independent, Clarkes of London. It runs 56 coaches from its Lower Sydenham base, halfway between Croydon...
Make the best use of government funding for buses

Make the best use of government funding for buses

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Multiple government funds have been announced for buses, the need to use them for the right measures is key for sustainability What is it they...
Drivers blamed after coach spaces removed in Westminster

Drivers blamed after coach spaces removed in Westminster

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Council says it issued warnings about 'constant idling' in three prime spaces Three coach parking spots in Westminster are to be replaced with EV charging...
Immigration

Immigration rules shift set to hit driver recruitment

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Coach and bus driving will not be eligible for the government’s new points-based visa and immigration rules. That means operators will be unable to...
Stagecoach Manchester

Stagecoach proposes £142m Manchester partnership

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Stagecoach Manchester has proposed a radical 10-year, operator-funded profit-sharing partnership agreement for bus services in the south of the city. If accepted, the plans will...

Mainwaring Buses has revocation and disqualification

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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...
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Bakers Dolphin takes first step towards new premises

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Somerset operator Bakers Dolphin has taken the first step in a major investment in its future by removing coaches from its Locking Road parking...
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First Bus introduces real-time capacity tracking via app

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First Bus has updated its app to allow customers to see the available capacity of their bus in real time before it arrives at...
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Museum offers heritage Leyland Tiger free for preservation

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Transport Museum Wythall is offering a long-term stored Leyland Tiger PS1 single decker to a new owner free of charge. It comes with the...
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