50 years of London Country Bus Services

With coronavirus topping the headlines, Leon Daniels instead ponders the beginning of London County Bus Services  If I read my audience correctly the last thing you want to hear from me is...
Reading

Reading Buses celebrates centenary

In celebration of its centenary Reading Buses hosted civic dignitaries, current employees and retirees aboard a vintage Reading bus from 1935 to resemble the...

When fares were supposed to be fair

I bought something the other day that cost £4.05 and to be helpful I gave the shop assistant a £5 note plus 5p, expecting...

UK Coach Rally organisers’ service recognised

Ann and Paul Cousins, organisers of the UK Coach Rally for 26 years, have been recognised for their efforts by a group of operators...

When fares were supposed to be fair

I bought something the other day that cost £4.05 and to be helpful I gave the shop assistant a £5 note plus 5p, expecting...

Plaxton gathering at Kendal

A gathering of Plaxton coaches we held on Sunday (19 November) to celebrate 110 years of Plaxton. In total nine Supremes (on AEC Reliance, Volvo...

Good week

Southampton-based Bluestar – which began life as Solent Blue Line in the years following deregulation – celebrated 30 years on Sunday. A display of...

Leyland Comet among classics at Spanish show

A British manufacturer was represented at last week’s FIAA show in the form of a superbly-restored Leyland Comet with Valencia-built Xativa bodywork. Built in 1949...

Double-deck disaster: Englishmen in New York

British manufacturers see great success in overseas markets, including North America. But it hasn’t always been that way, and four decades ago the continent’s...

Historic Commer Karrier returned from the brink

Bringing unrestored commercial vehicles back from the brink has long been a specialty of Kenny and Ray Walsh, but there was a little more...
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Prohibition clearance procedure changes announced by DVSA

Changes will be made to the clearance method for some vehicle roadworthiness prohibition notices from 28 September, DVSA has announced. The new approach will...
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Stephen Walsh takes up Optare Regional Sales Manager role

Optare has appointed Stephen Walsh (pictured) to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Scotland and East of England. Stephen joins Optare from Eminox. He...
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Sunak’s ‘missed opportunity’ for coach industry support: CPT

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to introduce a Job Support Scheme, but it says that Mr Sunak...