It’s almost back to the 1980s

While the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) survives after the worry of another cull, it’s back to the future with road building schemes we...

It’s all in the design

Bus shelters and bus stations are such an everyday object that it is easy to overlook or stroll right past them, but these striking...

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Jim Hulme – Life on the Buses: No faith in technology

Modern technology can be very embarrassing when it goes wrong – but then again, so could the technology of the past. Reflecting on his...

Jim Hulme – Life on the Buses: Such old-world charm…

I had lunch recently with a group of retired busmen that included my old boss from when I was a scheduler at Wigan Corporation...

A lesson from history

The supporters of Quality Contracts might not fully appreciate what’s in store if franchising becomes a reality. Drawing on his own experiences from 50...

Opinion: Paul Lynch

Voters are being turned against bus operators in a politician's bid to seize control. Paul Lynch, Managing Director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, says it all...
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Job Support Scheme ‘not a viable propositon’ for coach tourism

Measures put in place by Chancellor Rishi Sunak to help protect jobs beyond the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in October...
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UrbanThings and Newport Transport take smart ticketing solution to Wales

Newport Transport is the latest user to sign up to UrbanThings’ smart mobility platform, Ticketless. The Ticketless app provides passengers with real-time information and mobile...
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East Yorkshire Coaches relaunches with new livery

East Yorkshire Coaches has unveiled a new fleet livery as part of what it describes as “the dawn of a new era for coach...