Monday, June 21, 2021

Coaches is not a nine-to-five job

It’s time that main dealers realised that coach operation is 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A few weeks ago, I had the...

Continue to engage at all levels

My year as CPT President ends shortly. It is a huge honour to represent the industry’s trade association and I have enjoyed every minute. The...

Life on the duel carriageway

‘Shouldn’t the title be ‘dual carriageway’? I hear you ask. No, I chose my words carefully, because many drivers’ everyday experience owes more to a...

Lessons from Budapest

Peter Bradley of the London Tourist Coach Operators Association (LTCOA) reflects on London coach challenges after a carefree trip to Budapest My wife and I...

Mayor’s Transport Strategy: Have you made your response?

Peter Bradley of the LTCOA has been busy responding to a consultation on London transport strategy. Make your voice heard I have recently completed the...

Let it snow, let it snow…

I looked out of my window the other day and saw a light covering of snow. I couldn’t believe the news that schools were...

Was it really ‘Yes, Minister’?

I enjoy Michael Portillo’s railway adventures and whenever I see his TV programme I am reminded of the day when in 1989, as Minister...

Energy on the Move: Making things work for biomethane buses

Biomethane is becoming an established part of the UK’s bus scene, but how is it produced and how is it distributed into the national...

You need to be ahead of the game

For years the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (CA) has been adamant, at least in public, that it would introduce bus franchising. Car clubs are already...

A glimpse into the future

It’s been a busy month so far for the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) President Ian Luckett November is normally a quiet month for coach...

Network One extends multi-operator ticketing to County Durham and Northumberland

Tyne and Wear ticket provider Network One has extended its offering to include integrated bus and Metro ticketing in County Durham and Northumberland. The new...