Thursday, April 22, 2021
Bus patronage recovery rates showing regional trends

Bus patronage recovery rate ‘starting to show regional trends’

Bus patronage as a percentage of pre-pandemic figures showed growth in February, with regional variations in the rate of recovery and the impact of...
National Express Transport Services flexible ticketing

National Express commuter services introduce flexible ticketing

National Express Transport Solutions has introduced flexible ticketing on its commuter services between Kent and London, which are operated by The Kings Ferry. The...
Zipabout works with Oxontime to incentivise bus use

Zipabout incentivises bus use by linking operators with brands

Technology company Zipabout has created a platform that it claims will incentivise bus use by connecting operators with brands, businesses and retailers and providing...
Oxford coach parking strategy

Oxford set to develop coach parking and drop-off strategy

Oxford City Council (OCC) has allocated £20,000 from its 2021/22 draft budget to develop a coach drop-off and parking strategy for the city. The...
Bus patronage figures for early January 2021

Bus patronage in early 2021 avoids return to mid-2020 depths

Bus patronage in Britain predictably plummeted in the early days of 2021 after strengthened movement restrictions were introduced. But it has not plumbed the...
Road reallocation

Coach and bus industry must ‘grasp opportunities’ in sector recovery

Economic restructure and changing travel habits make recovery curve elusive; industry must remain agile during rebound Recovery of the coach and bus market remains uncertain,...
National Express student travel window

Student travel window drives National Express usage growth

National Express has seen demand for its scheduled coach services more than double during the first stages of the student travel window for homeward-bound...
National coach network plans for December 2020

‘National coach network’ talks with DfT over December demand

Coaches are set to play a part in the transport operation to enable homeward travel for many during December. Operators of scheduled services and...
First Bus app award win

First Bus app recognised at virtual awards ceremony

First Bus and its app partner Future Platforms have been declared victorious in the Travel App of the Year category at the UK App...
Coach industry survey deadline extended

Deadline extended for coach industry passenger survey

The deadline for completion of the Backstop survey into the number of passengers carried by the coach industry has been extended by one week...

CPT, RHA: Coach day trips in England ‘can still go ahead’

Trade bodies the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) and RHA have each said independently that private hire coach day trips and excursions in England...