Saturday, September 25, 2021

On the Stagecoach-Greater Manchester partnership proposal

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?

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?

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

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

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 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...

Gas price hike results in temporary surcharge on Yara AdBlue products

President of Yara Industrial Solutions Jorge Noval has today announced that sales of its ammonia (NH3), urea and nitric acid products, used in the...