Thursday, January 20, 2022
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‘Sat-nav should be used intelligently’

Name and address supplied asks: “To be very blunt, what was a coach doing on the M6 if it was going to Holyhead?” In the...
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DfT: Response to recent comments made about BODS

I write in response to recent comments about the Bus Open Data Service (BODS). The Department for Transport (DfT) understands the concerns of the...

‘Want to avoid closures? Know your roads’

Following recent articles concerning motorway closures during road traffic collisions, I would like to point out the following. Forty years ago, I was driving along...

A message to DfT: ‘Remove BODS until it works for everyone’

In the first week of lockdown number one, we as a small operator were approached by the Department for Transport (DfT) with a spreadsheet...

‘There is no reason to put people through it’

I can only imagine that Alan Payling has not had to sit in stationary traffic for up to five hours on a motorway, as...

Wheel loss: ‘Merely a case of physics’

I see the subject of wheel loss syndrome has reared its head again in your recent article from Croner-i. I think Croner-i should stick to...
Bus Driver of the Year 2021

BDoY competition – 18 September 2022

Who would have thought when the COVID-19 pandemic hit us that we would have to cancel two Bus Driver of the Year (BDoY) national...

‘I don’t lose any sleep over PSVAR’

Every week, I read articles about PSVAR written by worried and confused operators. For me, my position on this matter has never changed. I will...

‘Case law determines PSVAR may not apply to rail replacement’

As we repeatedly hear from three main trade associations that PSVAR continues to be one of the top issues that coach operators report as...
Grand day out in Bournemouth for care home residents

A grand day out on Buster’s Beach Bus for local care residents

Yellow Buses was pleased to grant the wish of local care residents from the Clear Pathway Care home in Parkstone to travel on Buster’s...

New leadership appointments at Stagecoach Manchester

Stagecoach Manchester has announced a number of promotions across its Greater Manchester depots. They include Zachary McAskill and Gary Banks, who have been named Operations...