Saturday, May 15, 2021

National Bus Strategy: Devil is in the details for independents

Independent bus operators across the country have reacted to Bus Back Better, the National Bus Strategy for England. The strategy is ambitious, but will...

UKCOA member interview: Motts Travel of Aylesbury

In the latest UKCOA member interview, Peter Bradley converses with Roger Mott of Motts Travel of Aylesbury Buckinghamshire is a county of contrasts. In the...
RHA Heroes scheme launched

RHA Heroes sees first coach industry nominations

The first coach industry figures have been nominated in RHA Heroes. The trade body says the campaign aims to recognise staff and teams in...
Edwards Coaches holiday tour restart approaching

Edwards Coaches: 17 May holiday restart ‘a momentous day’

Edwards Coaches has branded the approaching restart of its tour programme on 17 May “a momentous day” after it revealed that the pandemic has...
Bus capacities in England

Change to allow greater bus capacity in England from 17 May

The Department for Transport has accepted a risk-based case produced by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) for the use of every forward-facing seat...

Grand UK Holidays: Bookings demonstrate demand for UK travel

Demand for UK holidays is looking strong for Norwich coach tour operator Grand UK Holidays after a recent survey demonstrated respondents’ lack of confidence...
UKCOA expands structure after growth

UKCOA expands structure after growth in new format

The UK Coach Operators Association (UKCOA) is expanding its structure following a doubling of membership to 82 within 100 days of its launch. Peter Bradley,...
Vehicle as a weapon standard and guidance issued

‘Vehicle as a weapon’ risk addressed in DfT-sponsored standard

The importance of operators taking steps to prevent the use of one of a vehicle as a weapon has been made clear in a...
Bus patronage return continues, figures show

Bus patronage return continues; 82% reported by one operator

One bus operator has seen fare paying passenger numbers on its commercial services in April recover to as high as 82% of the pre-pandemic...
Blackpool coach parking free in 2021

Blackpool coach parking to be free until January 2022

Coach parking in Blackpool for a duration of up to 72 hours will be free for the remainder of the 2021 season and until...

Johnsons’ Luxury Traveller brand set to go with Irizar i8 integrals

Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel will get its Luxury Traveller brand underway on Monday 17 May with a pair of high-specification 43-seat Irizar i8...