Friday, October 22, 2021
Some Stagecoach bus strikes averted

Some bus strikes averted, but Unite to formulate ‘battle plan’

Several planned bus strikes by members of the RMT and Unite unions that are employed by Stagecoach subsidiaries have been called off or suspended...
Darren Astbury at SOE Awards ceremony

NXWM’s Darren Astbury recognised at SOE awards evening

National Express West Midlands (NXWM) Chief Technician Darren Astbury (pictured, centre) has been named Road Transport Engineer of the Year at the Society of...
Falcon Coaches in talks with Arriva about Guildford business

Falcon Coaches in talks to take on Arriva Guildford business

Talks between Arriva and Falcon Coaches about a deal for the Byfleet-based independent to take over the Guildford business that is part of the...
Vocational licence delays largely tackled by DVLA

Some licence delays largely tackled, but other worries stay

Delays to the processing of vocational driving licence applications by DVLA appear to have receded significantly following engagement by the coach and bus industry...
National Bus Strategy money to continue beyond 2024/25?

National Bus Strategy money to continue beyond 2024/25?

The Department for Transport (DfT) has asked local transport authorities (LTAs) in England what potential funding they may need beyond the three-year horizon of...
Yellow Buses working with the hospitality sector

Yellow Buses promotes area’s hospitality sector with bus wrap

Bournemouth operator Yellow Buses is supporting the local hospitality sector with the wrap of a double-decker to promote career opportunities within it for young...
Ticketer and Padam Mobility in DRT collaboration

Ticketer and Padam work to connect DRT with fixed-route buses

Ticketer and flexible mobility software solutions provider Padam Mobility have formed a partnership that the two businesses say widens “the opportunities for further demand-responsive...
Manchester 10k Lee Wasnidge and David Hunt

Stagecoach employees raise over £3,300 in Great Manchester Run

Nine Stagecoach Manchester employees - including Managing Director Lee Wasnidge (pictured, left) - have raised over £3,300 for charity partner Forever Manchester through participation...
Morebus

Morebus drivers complete charity cycle ride in memory of colleague

Pair of Morebus drivers Martin Broomfield and Kris Hillman have arrived in Bournemouth after completing their 115-mile cycle ride from Arsenal's Emires Stadium in...
Driver shortages and rail replacement services

Rail replacement: Affected by driver shortages – or not?

Ongoing driver shortages have led at least one rail replacement provider to undertake an in-depth examination of how it resources services. That work comes...

EO Charging launches bus division with ex-ADL man at helm

Former Alexander Dennis Director Keith Watson has joined provider of technology based turnkey EV fleet solutions EO Charging to lead its new electric bus...