Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Operators across England move to increase services in anticipation of schools returning

Operators across England are preparing for increased services in anticipation of schools returning in September. Stagecoach South West has already announced it intends to introduce...

York City Sightseeing doubles frequency to meet growth in summer demand

Transdev is to double the frequency of its York City Sightseeing services from Saturday (8 August) in response to rising demand. Buses will now run...

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

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: 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: 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...

EV bus charging infrastructure: ‘Open it to others’, say suppliers

Opening battery-electric charging infrastructure in bus depots to other businesses that run electric vehicles “would help to accelerate the UK’s transition to low carbon...