Oxford PickMeUp

Oxford PickMeUp DRT to return in revised form?

The Oxford PickMeUp demand responsive transport (DRT) service ceased operation after completion of its two-year pilot scheme on Saturday 20 June – but it...

CPT: One-metre rule ‘must provide additional capacity’

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has reacted positively to news that the social distancing requirement in England will be relaxed on 4 July...
Temporary bus service variations

Temporary service variations guidance updated by TCs

An Advice Note reissued by the Traffic Commissioners (TCs) has updated their stance on temporary registered service variations as movement restrictions continue to be...
Newport electric bus

Newport electric bus plans examined in webinar

The first steps of an aspiration by Newport Bus to go wholly zero-emission by 2028 were explored recently at a further webinar hosted by...
Oxford Tube restart 6 July

Oxford Tube coach service to restart on 6 July

Stagecoach Oxfordshire will restart its Oxford Tube scheduled coach service between the university city and London on Monday 6 July. Oxford Tube will operate to...
Wales bus funding

Stagecoach criticises lack of bus recovery funding in Wales

Stagecoach in South Wales has criticised the Welsh Government’s failure to provide funding to facilitate increased bus service levels in the country as some...
Freeflow tap on, tap off

OBC and Thames Travel to debut Freeflow tap on, tap off

Go-Ahead Group subsidiaries Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel will introduce ‘tap on, tap off’ touch-free contactless payments on Sunday 21 June under the...
Heavy vehicle testing resumes

Heavy vehicle testing to restart gradually from 4 July

DVSA has announced that it will restart heavy vehicle testing from Saturday 4 July, except for at some Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) in Scotland. Despite...
Scottish bus funding

£46.7m, eight-week Scottish bus funding package

The Scottish Government will provide a funding package of £46.7m to bus operators over the coming eight weeks to support service increases. The funding will...
Financial standing period of grace

Financial standing period of grace extended to 12 months

Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC) Richard Turfitt (pictured) has extended to 12 months the maximum grace period that an operator can seek in order to...
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Aura Air filter tackles COVID-19 virus in vehicles

Aura Air has unveiled what it describes as a unique air disinfection and purification filter unit to help the fight against coronavirus COVID-19 in...
ArrivaClick Watford

ArrivaClick launches in Watford with initial three minibuses

The ArrivaClick demand-responsive minibus service was launched by the group in Watford on 1 July. It will initially operate with three minibuses that due...
Tachograph calibration extension

Tachograph calibration and inspection extension to end

The extension of expiry dates listed on tachograph calibration and inspection certificates will be discontinued after 31 August, DVSA has announced. On 3 April, the...