Monday, August 2, 2021
Face coverings on public transport in England

England public transport face coverings advice ‘confusing’: CPT

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has criticised what it says is “confusing” advice from the government about the continued wearing of face coverings...
Use of all forward facing seats on buses in Wales agreed

Use of all forward-facing seats on buses accepted in Wales

All forward-facing seats on buses in Wales may again be occupied from Monday 21 June, subject to appropriate mitigations to prevent the spread of...
National Express West Midlands working with CitySwift

National Express works with CitySwift for COVID-safe bus trips

CitySwift is providing enhanced network planning and route optimisation for National Express West Midlands (NXWM), enabling the operator to deliver COVID-safe journeys through a...
Alpine Travel fits ActivFilter systems to tour coaches

Alpine Travel fits its tour coaches with ActivFilter system

Llandudno-based Alpine Travel has become the first operator in North Wales to install air filtration systems in its tour coaches. The ActivFilter system used...
Bus capacities in England

Change to allow greater bus capacity in England from 17 May

The Department for Transport has accepted a risk-based case produced by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) for the use of every forward-facing seat...
Bus patronage return continues, figures show

Bus patronage return continues; 82% reported by one operator

One bus operator has seen fare paying passenger numbers on its commercial services in April recover to as high as 82% of the pre-pandemic...
First passenger volumes after social distancing ends

First: ’80-90%’ usage return within year of social distancing end

FirstGroup expects to see passenger volumes on First Bus return to 80-90% of pre-COVID-19 levels within one year of social distancing requirements on public...
Autonomous bus ambitions 'are frustrating'

Autonomous bus ambition ‘is understandable, but frustrating’

If I am permitted a slight digression, there are many things within the rail industry that frustrate me. Chief among them is the obsession...
Coach Tourism Association Chair Robert Shaw interview

Coach Tourism Association Chair Robert Shaw: ‘Let’s step up’

Robert Shaw became Chair of the Coach Tourism Association (CTA) in December 2020. At that point, the sector was approaching the end of its...
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...

Fuze to provide ‘turnkey’ asset finance for Wrightbus ZE models

Wrightbus and Ryze Hydrogen owner Jo Bamford has established Fuze, an asset finance company that will work exclusively with zero-emission buses built by the...