COVID-19

TCs and operators – recognise the value in a good TM

In one Mike Jewell’s legal columns, he reported that ‘after expressing concern about (the Transport Manager’s (TM’s) level of payment, the Deputy Traffic Commissioner...
Coaches lined up in the cotswolds

Recovery will be a long time coming

It goes without saying that the coach industry is being affected worse than many other businesses in the country due to the effects of...
CPT

CPT will continue to push for support

CPT is working to ensure government maintains policies to assist operators through the pandemic It’s become a cliché to say these are unprecedented times. But...
Pelican Yutong

Pelican Yutong: ‘Ride out the current storm’

When I was first asked to write this article in early March, the subject matter for Pelican Yutong seemed obvious: The TCe12. As the only...

50 years of London Country Bus Services

With coronavirus topping the headlines, Leon Daniels instead ponders the beginning of London County Bus Services  If I read my audience correctly the last thing you want to hear from me is...

The bus industry needs to be ‘careful what it wishes for’

Train operators have effectively become nationalised with the coronavirus bailout– do coach and bus operators want the same prospect?  While much has been written about...

Coronavirus: The impact on the economy

The coronavirus has had a massive impact on travel demand, and transport operators are feeling the pinch It’s difficult to know where to start.   The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic...

The industry is facing turmoil due to COVID-19

The coronavirus has hit the coach and bus industry hard – CPT is asking the government for support   With the unprecedented turmoil caused by coronavirus COVID-19, my Presidential term...

Buses main subject at Transport Questions

Can buses operations elsewhere in the country really be the same as the London bus model? Buses were a central topic for discussion at Transport...
Zero-emission will be at the forefront of Britain’s public transport future

It can only get better: Keep calm, corona on

COVID-19 will bring hardship; but we can and will emerge stronger when it’s over As we are all aware (and tired of saying), the coach...
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ADL welcomes SULEBS money

SULEBS an ‘urgent step’ in restoring bus demand, says ADL

Alexander Dennis (ADL) has welcomed the Scottish Government’s award of £7.4m through the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme (SULEBS), describing it as an “urgently...
TfL coach and bus scrappage and retrofit scheme

TfL gives details of coach and bus scrappage and retrofit fund

Transport for London (TfL) has announced details of its scrappage and retrofit scheme to help smaller coach and bus operators to upgrade and replace...
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TNS Travel takes its first Scania Touring

Walsall-based TNS Travel has added a late model used Scania Touring HD to its fleet, with full PSVAR specification. The vehicle is based on the...