Thursday, March 4, 2021
Rishi Sunak Budget, March 2021

Budget draws mixed response from trade bodies and Go-Ahead

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget, delivered on 3 March, has generated a mixed response from trade bodies and a large bus group, with Confederation of...
Pulhams Coaches Irizar i6S integral

Pulham’s Coaches’ new i6S integral is its first Irizar

Pulham’s Coaches has taken delivery of a PSVAR-compliant, 21-plate Irizar i6 integral. It represents conquest business for both vehicle supplier Irizar UK and its...
First Glasgow placed Enviro200EV order with BYD ADL

First Glasgow places order for 22 BYD ADL Enviro200EV

First Glasgow has placed an order for a further 22 BYD ADL Enviro200EV battery-electric buses. The agreement represents an investment of £9m: Over £5m...
Stagecoach adopts Optbus software platform

Stagecoach adopts Optibus to shape post-pandemic networks

Stagecoach is to roll out Optibus artificial intelligence software to help it to “plan the bus networks of tomorrow” as it leaves the COVID-19...
RHA Coaches membership opens on 1 March 2021

RHA Coaches membership opens on 1 March

Membership of RHA Coaches opened on 1 March. The trade body says it stands ready to help coach operators “to get back on the...
DfE money for additonal home-to-school transport

DfE additional England H2S money set to run into summer term

Money made available by the Department for Education (DfE) to pay for additional dedicated home-to-school transport in England looks set to continue into the...
Go North West indefinite strike approaches

Go North West Unite dispute deepens as indefinite strike looms

The acrimonious dispute between Go North West (GNW) and some drivers at its Queens Road depot in Manchester that are members of Unite has...
Safe Travels stamp open to We're Good to Go businesses

Global Safe Travels stamp open to We’re Good to Go holders

Holders of the UK-wide We’re Good to Go consumer mark – which includes many coach operators – can be automatically issued with the international...
Passenger and Go-Ahead sign five-year app and website contract

Passenger agrees app and website contract with Go-Ahead

Passenger has signed a contract with Go-Ahead Group that will see it deliver 15 apps and six websites for Go-Ahead’s bus operations in the...
Centrebus to close Stevenage depot on 10 April

Centrebus cites uncertainty for planned Stevenage closure

Centrebus is to consolidate its Home Counties operations at Luton depot and close its operating centre at Stevenage. The group has cited “difficult trading...

McGill’s Buses agrees new Effitires contract with Michelin

McGill’s Buses has extended its 19-year relationship with Michelin by signing a new Effitires contract with Michelin Services and Solutions. The deal cover McGill's...