Online auction for failed DAC Coaches’ assets

Property and asset consultants at ES Group's Exeter office have held an online auction of the assets of DAC Coaches, on the instruction of...

ADL’s Custom Coaches Australian subsidiary goes ‘under’

Alexander Dennis Ltd's (ADL) Australian subsidiary, bus and coach manufacturer Custom Coaches, has gone into voluntary administration. . ADL met on 29 May and closed...

Lloyds Bank backs successful Shearings’ MBO

Shearings Group's management team has completed a buyout of the business with the backing of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking. The terms of the deal...

Padarn Bus runs out of cash

Due to financial issues, Llanberis-based Padarn Bus closed after the end of services on 30 May with the loss of 84 jobs. It has...

November’s Euro Bus Expo heading for a sell-out

Euro Bus Expo (EBE) 2014 is set to be a sell-out according to show organisers, Expo Management. With five months before the start of the...

Government calls for Clean Vehicle Technology Fund bids

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has opened a competition to bid for grants from a 5m Clean Vehicle Technology Fund. Local authorities in England can bid...

Bus performance of back-in-profit FirstGroup criticised

FirstGroup reported pre-tax profits of 58.5 million in the year to 31 March 2014, compared to a loss of 28.9m last year. . Chief Executive...

Broad focus at 2014 Album Conference

Making its first visit north of the border, the annual Album conference, which brings together independent operators, had a distinctly Scottish theme and covered...

Paris goes electric with BAE Systems and Iveco Bus

BAE Systems' HybriDrive Solutions will partner with CNH Industrial and bus brands Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus to supply hybrid vehicles for Regie Autonome...

Carmel Coaches crash victims remain hospitalized

Three people injured in last week's coach crash in Looe are still in hospital. Two of them are described as stable but one remains...
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Job Support Scheme ‘not a viable propositon’ for coach tourism

Measures put in place by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to help protect jobs beyond the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in October...
Newport electric buses

UrbanThings and Newport Transport take smart ticketing solution to Wales

Newport Transport is the latest user to sign up to UrbanThings’ smart mobility platform, Ticketless. The Ticketless app provides passengers with real-time information and mobile...
East Yorkshire Coaches new livery

East Yorkshire Coaches relaunches with new livery

East Yorkshire Coaches has unveiled a new fleet livery as part of what it describes as “the dawn of a new era for coach...