Were you prepared for COVID-19?

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With increasing worldwide concerns and fresh cases daily, COVID-19 will bring unprecedented challenges to almost every activity in our society, from business operation to...

Age and inexperience are not barriers to driving

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I was recently reading the article reporting on Greater Manchester’s youngest bus driver, 18-year-old Jamie Jackson from Stagecoach Wigan. Many readers and commentators seem to...

The problem of commercial services

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I wanted to raise the issue below, which demonstrates why so many independent operators may be moving away from commercial bus services or, indeed,...

PSVAR: Could another solution work?

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  If the Minister of Transport expects compliance on PSVAR, would there be a possibility of his department looking at an alternative idea? In the year...

On the Stagecoach-Greater Manchester partnership proposal

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While this is a bold initiative, its potential weakness is that it is a Stagecoach offer and not a Greater Manchester-wide offer (I understand...

Home-to-school transport: Where is our voice?

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Like many small operators, we have been running home-to-school transport for over 60 years. In that time, we have had no problems until now...

Will the government make bus stops PSVAR compliant?

This is the text of a letter that I have sent to the Department for Transport (DfT) regarding PSVAR on home-to-school services: I have sent...

COVID-19 repatriation – coaches or buses?

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Could you please do something to educate the news editors of the BBC, who clearly need assistance in differentiating between coaches and buses? Regarding the...

Drivers considered second again: Facilities at Heathrow Airport

I visited Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 on Sunday, 23 February, and as I always do, visited the coach park to book in and pay...
Memories of the Southsea-Ryde hovercraft

Memories of the Southsea-Ryde hovercraft

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The Whisperer’s mention in last week’s routeone of the Johnsons excursions to the Isle of Wight by hovercraft reminded me of my happy...
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PSVAR: Government failures leave no hope of a solution

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In a change from the previous norm, PSVAR in the coach industry now bubbles away relatively quietly in the background. Growing concerns around the...
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Croner-i advises on actions when moving out of lockdown

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It is hard enough maintaining a PSV O-Licence efficiently in a market governed by strict rules and legislation, yet operators have so much more...
Masons Coaches

Masons: Communication and planning are imperative during crisis

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The effect of customer loyalty on coach operators’ fortunes once the industry starts to recover from coronavirus COVID-19 has been demonstrated by Masons Minibus...
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