Saturday, May 28, 2022

UKCOA Interview: Anthony Marett

Peter Bradley converses with Anthony Marett, who is the new Vice Chair of UKCOA Anthony Marett is best known in the coach industry as the...
UK Coach Rally 2022

‘A credit to the individual operators and the industry as a whole’

Ann and Paul Cousins of Coach Displays deserve to be congratulated on successfully staging the return of the UK Coach Rally after its two-year...

NBS ‘only a reasonable start at best’

While he welcomed the Natonal Bus Strategy and the vision that created it, CPT President Ralph Roberts argues ‘a lack of ambition’ is being displayed...
Digital dilemma - products should be built for the end user, says engineer

Digital dilemma: Build products with end users in mind

There are many examples of operators large and small transitioning away from long-established, paper-based maintenance systems to electronic alternatives. The benefits that can deliver...
Will leisure travel be the bus industry saviour?

Will leisure travel be the bus industry’s saviour?

Bus industry opinion on the scope of post-COVID-19 passenger recovery varies. Informed analysis says that sector-wide, at most 91% of pre-pandemic usage will return...

‘The time for action is now’

The next few months are crucial to the future of bus travel. The biggest national factor will be the extent to which the UK...
Beverley Bell Training portrait

In response to the letter from operator Ewen McAllister

I hope this letter finds you, your colleagues, and your family well and that you made the most of the Easter break. I write in...
Mercedes Citaro bus having undergone repower to battery electric

Bus repower to zero-emission: Increasingly attractive option

With the consultation on the end date for sales of new non-zero-emission buses currently live, there are lots of discussions underway about how that...

Fuel price frustrations: Coach operators’ steps to manage them

Surcharge or absorb the increase? Coach operators are having to deal with yet another threat to their businesses. For most, it’s a truly frustrating...
BSIP funding allocation by DfT questioned

BSIP funding allocation ‘displays a lack of political nous’

Reading the press release that accompanied the Department for Transport (DfT) announcement on the Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) funding allocation process, one would...

Coach Options adds a new Yutong TC9 PSVAR midi

Coach Options of Middleton has taken delivery of a further Yutong TC9, supplied by Pelican Bus and Coach. The PSVAR compliant midi has 37 seats...