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...

JH Coaches sets the gold and silver standards with Thirlwells purchase

Operation moves into JH Coaches’ depot, but ‘well respected’ Thirlwells name will be kept JH Coaches has completed the purchase of fellow North East operator...
Scottish Citylink Plaxton Panorama Fleet

Scottish Citylink: Plaxton Panoramas take on 900 route

Scottish Citylink says it will meet demand for the busy commuter service between Edinburgh and Glasgow while growing coach travel with a fleet of...

OneBus attacks ‘frightening’ Manchester franchising

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority's (GMCA) proposed franchising scheme has generated a stinging response from OneBus, the association that represents most bus operators in...
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QPaths automates home-to-school assessements for LAs

QRoutes, a provider of software solutions to local authority (LA) transport planners, has launched QPaths. The new product will automate the assessment of children’s...

Warrington’s Own Buses takes 86 AirBubbl filter units

Warrington’s Own Buses has installed 86 AirBubbl units from AirLabs into the cabs of its vehicles to protect drivers from the risk of airborne...
Heavy vehicle test exemption

Call for one-year testing exemption for ‘highly compliant’

The difficulty of returning heavy vehicle testing to normal in the wake of a temporary halt earlier this year has been underlined by a...