COVID-19 repatriation – coaches or buses?

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

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...
Response to Fishers Tours on PSVAR exemptions

Response to Fishers Tours on PSVAR exemptions

I will begin with school contracts. When tendering for these, did you build in the cost of PSVAR compliance and increase your cost point accordingly? If...

PSVAR – where are the statistics?

While I am sure we all understand and recognise the need for PSVAR compliance – and there are areas of transport where it surely...

The answer to the recruitment problem…

Last week’s routeone sought possible reasons for the difficulty in recruiting drivers. Mark Cooper’s excellent letter a few pages in offers the answer, at least...
Glastonbury coach spaces

Glastonbury Coach bays to be removed

Westminster isn’t the only location where coach bays are being removed. I live in the centre of Glastonbury, opposite the Town Hall and St Dunstan’s...
Idling

Idling – has anyone thought about the driver?

I am extremely disappointed to see that Westminster has taken action to remove the three coach bays on Horseferry Road. As a responsible coach driver,...

‘The industry is being squeezed by PSVAR’

First, I will address the investment situation relating to PSVAR. Over the last 10 years, home-to-school providers have been squeezed because of council budgets. There...

The basic frame of a bus network exists – use it

The Intalink promotional vehicle initiative shows just what can be achieved at relatively low cost. Here in Cambridgeshire we have almost entirely Cambridgeshire County Council...
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Meeting with MPs sees coach operators make support case

The long-term impact on the coach industry of a failure by government to provide bespoke support during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has been further...
Aaron Sparks First Bus COVID

First Bus COVID-19 heroes celebrated in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Three First Bus employees - Chris Koksal, Simon Taylor and Aaron Sparks - have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for...
Alba Travel football contracts

Alba Travel secures two more football team contracts

Penrith operator Alba Travel has extended its football travel portfolio by securing contracts to provide team coaches for Annan Athletic FC in Scottish League...