Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Bretherton's

‘It’s like being part of the family’ – Bretherton’s

A family-run coach operator bringing in a non-family member to be part of the management team isn’t that unusual. But when that person is...
Eurotunnel

Frustration! Frustration! Frustration!

With Eurotunnel limiting the number of coaches that can use Le Shuttle, and the fall-out from the P&O Ferries staffing announcement testing the loyalty...
Optibus Operations module launched by supplier

Optibus debuts Operations module to mitigate depot challenges

Optibus has debuted its Operations module, which it says is “the first real-time, cloud native solution for mitigating driver staffing challenges and optimising depot...
Concessionary travel market is key for bus industry, says Alex Warner

‘Proactive engagement with concessionary travel is key for bus’

Bus operators must be proactive in attracting concessionary travel passholders to their services rather that criticising those schemes for poor returns, Managing Director of...

Embracing data-driven technology for operational excellence

Technology plays a vital role in the planning and delivery of safe, reliable and efficient transport. These suppliers are here to help The role technology...

UKCOA to assist members during the fuel price crisis

The UK Coach Operators Association (UKCOA) has announced plans to continue to support the coach industry as fuel prices continue to rise in the...
McGills Buses CEO and CPT President Ralph Roberts

Ralph Roberts: ‘Making the industry’s case is imperative’

McGill’s Buses CEO Ralph Roberts brings a wealth of coach and bus knowledge to the role of Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) President for...
Rotala agrees to purchase Claribel Coaches bus business

Rotala agrees to purchase Claribel Coaches’ bus business

Rotala through its Diamond Bus subsidiary has reached agreement to purchase the bus business and certain specific assets – principally 18 vehicles – of...

Opinion: ‘Omicron worry opens 2022 – but think long term’

The Omicron situation means 2022 opens on an uncertain note for the industry – but it needs to be ready to bounce back quickly Last...
shared mobility

Opinion: ‘Shared mobility: Time for a revised approach’

‘Shared mobility’ is a buzz phrase. But is its true meaning understood by politicians? No, because they still forget coaches and buses The reaction to...

Obituary: Doree Barratt, pioneer of women in coaching

Doree Barratt, one of the coach industry’s first female drivers and for many years the head of well-known Cheshire operator Barratt's Coaches of Nantwich,...