Thursday, January 26, 2023
Bus Fare Cap Grant gets Go Ahead thumbs up

Bus Fare Cap Grant ‘right idea, right time’: Go-Ahead

The Bus Fare Cap Grant (BFCG) mechanism in England outside London is “the right idea at the right time,” Go-Ahead Group has said. It...
Stagecoach South Wales to close Blackwood depot

Stagecoach South Wales to close Blackwood depot

Stagecoach South Wales will close its depot in Blackwood from 5 February. All services currently operated from there will move to Caerphilly and Cwmbran...
M&D Travel Yutong TC9 PSVAR

M&D Travel adds a new Yutong TC9 to its fleet

M&D Travel of Stockton-on-Tees took delivery of a Yutong TC9 midicoach towards the end of 2022. It has been supplied by Pelican Bus and...
Neil Atherton of Arriva North West receives British Empire Medal

British Empire Medal for Arriva driving coach’s fundraising

Arriva North West driving coach Neil Atherton was recognised in the New Year Honours list with a British Empire Medal for his charity fundraising...
CPT Cost Index introduced with call for bus operator data

CPT introduces Cost Monitor with call for bus data

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has reformed its previous Cost Index into a new scheme called Cost Monitor. As part of that work, CPT...
Autonomous Mellor Orion E with First Bus in Didcot

Autonomous progress for First Bus and Stagecoach

Two significant developments in autonomous bus operation in the UK occurred during early January. Stagecoach East Scotland carried the first passengers on the CAVForth...
TrawsCymru route T8 launched in North Wales

TrawsCymru T8 pilot introduced in North Wales

The TrawsCymru network in North Wales has grown with the introduction of the T8 cross-border service between Corwen and Chester via Ruthin and Mold...
Trainlink 319 bus begins in Lancashire

Lancashire BSIP money sees 319 Trainlink route launch

Further Bus Service Improvement Plan-funded work has been delivered in Lancashire with the introduction of the fast 319 Trainlink service between Skelmersdale and Kirkby. Kirkby...
Peter Hogg Alexander Dennis Enviro200

Two more Enviro200 midis join Peter Hogg fleet

Peter Hogg of Jedburgh has taken delivery of a pair of Alexander Dennis Enviro200s. Each is 9.7m long and has 34 SmartSeats and USB...
The Ready Group purchases L J Edwards Coach Hire brand and digital assets

The Ready Group saves L J Edwards Coach Hire brand

The brand and digital assets of L J Edwards Coach Hire have been purchased by The Ready Group, which is the parent of multiple...

Steve Jackson back to Wrightbus as UK Sales Manager

Wrightbus has appointed Steve Jackson as UK Sales Manager. It represents a return to the Ballymena bus builder after almost five years away for...