Sunday, August 1, 2021

Private hire or scheduled service?

The government has clearly stated it does not wish to see private hire journeys for leisure purposes operate before step three of the roadmap...

Rail replacement: What happens after the pandemic?

I write to you with great concern about the major bus groups that are either owned by or which own train operating companies in the UK.   Since the COVID-19 pandemic became prevalent in the UK,...
PSVAR application for coaches

Don’t blame DPTAC. It’s all on the government

I cannot blame DPTAC for requesting PSVAR compliance on all coaches. Why wouldn't it? DPTAC’s job is to improve accessibility for disabled people.   It's the government's handling of changes that...

DPTAC and PSVAR: Common sense and reality checks needed

Further to the news item in last month’s routeone where the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) has issued an “extraordinary” call to the government asking it to embark on steps...
CPT

Casting our pearls before swine?

When considering the recent developments of the growing number of trade bodies putting forward their case for representing the best interests of our coach sector I...
Arriva bus and coach dealership

Happy memories of Arriva Bus and Coach Dealership

I was sad to hear the news of the closure of the Arriva Bus and Coach dealership.   I once met Stanley Hughes’ business bank manager on one of our weekend breaks. He...

Fragmentation is the last thing we need

I found myself agreeing wholeheartedly with the comments made by the Industry Expert in the January edition of routeone. They highlighted the role that the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has...
PSVAR Rail Replacement for web

PSVAR: ‘Badly written, far from clear’

I would like to thank the unidentified contributor for responding to my letter in regards to the PSV Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR). My letter set out...
Bridge Strikes

A potential solution regarding bridge strikes…

Regarding the suggestion from David Archer to solve the problem of bridge strikes I would raise a few questions and make a suggestion or...
Hammersmith Bridge

‘Transport for London – get London moving’

Hammersmith Bridge remains closed, leaving hundreds of schoolchildren struggling to get to school. Despite this, Transport for London (TfL) has recently rejected the establishment 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...