Friday, October 22, 2021

Heritage: Setting trends 30 years ago

As the forerunner to one of the London coaching industry's biggest names, Wahl Coaches was a trendsetter. It ran a large fleet of Mercedes-Benz...

First marks Midland Red Birmingham to Worcester centenary

First Wyvern is celebrating the centenary of Midland Red service 144 which linked Birmingham with Worcester and Great Malvern. Two of its buses based at...

Birmingham marks its bus centenary

To mark the 100th anniversary of motorbuses in Birmingham, National Express West Midlands held a party on 15 August outside the new Library in...

Open Day for London’s Walworth Garage

As part of Transport for London (TfL) 'Year of the Bus' celebrations, Abellio London is having an open day at its Walworth garage on...

World record set for sale of a double decker

Auctioneers Bonhams has sold a lifetime's collection of motoring for 3m, including the setting of a new world record for a double-decker bus. . For...

Marketing in simpler times

The world of marketing has changed dramatically since the days when destination blinds could be unintelligible to all but the most local-savvy of passengers,...

UK Coach Rally returns to Alton Towers

The UK Coach Rally's move to Alton Towers in 2013 followed three moribund years at the East of England Showground in Peterborough, and was...

Heritage Leyland Royal Tiger earns its keep for Belle Vue Coaches

By day, Belle Vue Coaches Engineering Director Kenny Walsh is in charge of the Manchester operator's 60-strong coach and school bus fleet. Both he...

Airport services are not a new concept

Airport services form a major part of today's scheduled coaching business. But it's not a new concept, and can be traced back to the...

Bakers’ B10M was unique

Among the thousands of Volvo B10M-based coaches and buses purchased by UK operators were a handful that differed from the norm. One of these was...

Winners named at 10th IRTE Skills Challenge awards ceremony

Thursday 21 October saw the 10th anniversary IRTE Skills Challenge awards ceremony and the announcement of the winners of this year’s anniversary event. It was...