Bus franchising

Bus franchising: ‘Lots more thought required before implementation’

Matthew Moll, Senior Consultant at The TAS Partnership, offers a response to Abellio's proposals for bus franchising - and observes that commercial operation, if...

The bus industry needs to be ‘careful what it wishes for’

Train operators have effectively become nationalised with the coronavirus bailout– do coach and bus operators want the same prospect?  While much has been written about...

‘Business as usual’ approach to operators’ payments from LAs?

The prospect of operators continuing to be paid by local authorities on a ‘business as usual’ basis until at least 30 June has been...

The industry is facing turmoil due to COVID-19

The coronavirus has hit the coach and bus industry hard – CPT is asking the government for support   With the unprecedented turmoil caused by coronavirus COVID-19, my Presidential term...

Oxford Tube upgrade with 34 Plaxton Panorama ‘deckers

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire has ordered 34 Plaxton Panorama double-decker coaches for its Oxford Tube fleet. They will be introduced during the summer. Five of...
Revocation delayed for three months after application refusal

Revocation delayed for three months after application refusal

After failing to demonstrate main occupation, M&A Minibus had its revocation delayed, and Speedline Travel its application refused Though revoking the existing two-vehicle restricted O-Licence...
Opportunity charging at Birmingham Airport - Volvo 7900e

Opportunity charging: Knowing when it works

LowCVP, Birmingham Airport and Volvo have examined why opportunity charging was the best fit for airport operations The benefits and challenges of opportunity charging were...
NAT Group

NAT Group: Overhaul is more than just a new livery

Successfully steering change is among the toughest tasks for a manager. Yet it is something that it is progressing increasingly obviously at NAT Group...
Tourism Yearbook

CDC Tourism Yearbook 2020: Essential reading for the coach driver

The CDC Tourism Yearbook is the ultimate planning tool for organising coach tours and excursions. The 2020 edition is flying off the shelves so...
Stagecoach UK Bus

Stagecoach reorganises regional MDs

Stagecoach UK Bus has juggled some of its regional Managing Directors (MDs) as the group continues its ongoing business change programme. Four of them will...
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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...
Stephen Walsh Optare RSM

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...
Coach industry support

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...