Alex

Transport fan Alex gets VIP bus ride

Eleven-year-old Alex Boughey from Halesowen was treated to a visit to a National Express West Midlands garage - plus a VIP ride on his...
School contracts 'can be done differently'

School contracts: A new way to do them?

I feel compelled to respond to what I think is the best letter ever published in routeone, by Darren Critchley. We all know that...

Enjoy your time off…

Summer is a time to relax for most coach operators. Make the most of it while it lasts, says our expert The sea is tranquil,...
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Is electric and battery technology ready for the future?

The Yutong TCe12 all-electric coach, driven by routeone earlier this month, is the first of its kind in the UK and a significant development...
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Hands-free phone ban proposed in latest inquiry

An inquiry into road safety recommends change to hands-free phone laws  A Transport Select Committee (TSC) report suggests that using any mobile device while driving...
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Electric coach on the road: Yutong’s TCe12

The UK’s first zero-emission coach is Yutong’s TCe12. We put it to the test in the urban jungle and on the motorway One of the...
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Plaxton looks ahead as it celebrates the past

Plaxton invited operators of its coaches new and old to attend a celebratory event in Scarborough last week. The response saw 42 vehicles present New...
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Time to talk mental health: It’s not a weakness

Don’t turn away; providing mental health and wellbeing support to staff and passengers can have huge benefits for everyone How are you feeling? Just those four...
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Tribunal upholds ULEZ PCNs despite compliance

Operator has proved to TfL that vehicle is compliant – but four £500 PCNs stand London Tribunals has upheld the decision by Transport for London...

Blackpool Transport delivers mental health and wellbeing training

New measures could improve mental health and wellbeing for operators’ staff and customers across UK  Blackpool Transport is pioneering a scheme to raise awareness of...
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Meeting with MPs sees coach operators make support case

The long-term impact on the coach industry of a failure by government to provide bespoke support during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has been further...
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First Bus COVID-19 heroes celebrated in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Three First Bus employees - Chris Koksal, Simon Taylor and Aaron Sparks - have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for...
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Alba Travel secures two more football team contracts

Penrith operator Alba Travel has extended its football travel portfolio by securing contracts to provide team coaches for Annan Athletic FC in Scottish League...