Honk for Hope London

Honk for Hope brings coach industry concerns to London

The coach industry continued the fight for its future on Monday 20 July when the Honk for Hope movement rolled into London. Around 420 coaches...
Delegated heavy vehicle testing

Delegated heavy vehicle testing amendment fails

Delegated heavy vehicle testing will not be introduced as part of the Business and Planning Bill despite repeated claims from the Authorised Test Facility...
Stageocach East

Elected Mayor advocates bus use after Stagecoach East engagement

Elected Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer has encouraged the use of public transport after dominant local operator Stagecoach East engaged with him...
Go North East electric bus

Go North East commences ‘extensive’ electric bus trial

Go North East has started an “extensive trial” of various electric bus models ahead of what it says will likely be more of the...
Honk for Hope London

‘Tourism needs coaches’, says firm ahead of Honk for Hope in London

The tourism sector “will not be able to bounce back from the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic without a secure and viable coach industry to take...
Honk for Hope Parliament Square

Honk for Hope London protest timings confirmed for 20 July

Honk for Hope has announced details on its Facebook page of meeting times and the route within central London for its protest on Monday...
Coach industry support

Government rejects coach industry support proposals

The coach industry campaign for financial support has suffered a major setback after proposals submitted to the government by the Confederation of Passenger Transport...
Honk for Hope London protest

Honk for Hope London protest ‘could attract 500 coaches’

The Honk for Hope movement will turn its attention to London on Monday 20 July with a protest that organisers hope could attract 500...
Bibby's day trip to Leighton Hall

Bibby’s completes day trip ‘dry run’ to Leighton Hall

Bibby’s of Ingleton has collaborated with Lancashire attraction Leighton Hall to complete a day trip ‘dry run’ involving the coach operator’s staff acting as...
BEAR phase three

Euro VI retrofit in Scotland gets major boost from BEAR phase three

Phase three of Scotland’s Bus Emission Abatement Retrofit (BEAR) scheme now offers grant funding for up to 95% of the cost of CVRAS-accredited Euro...
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Coach industry funding call

Norfolk MP calls on Sunak to provide funding for coach industry

North Norfolk MP Duncan Baker has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak asking him to agree a sector-specific funding deal for the coach industry. He...
12-month test exemptions

12-month test exemptions for some vehicles, DVSA confirms

DVSA has confirmed that 12-month test exemptions will be issued to some operators and vehicles. The step is part of plans to help manage...
Bus service guidance

Guidance on bus service registrations updated by Senior TC

Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC) Richard Turfitt has further revised guidance on temporary registered bus service variations and the deadline by which pre-coronavirus COVID-19 timetables...
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