Saturday, May 15, 2021
Headshot of Martin Harris

Brighton and Hove and Metrobus MD Martin Harris to retire

Managing Director of Brighton and Hove and Metrobus, Martin Harris, is to retire in November, Go-Ahead has announced. Martin, who has managed Brighton and Hove...
Edwards Coaches holiday tour restart approaching

Edwards Coaches: 17 May holiday restart ‘a momentous day’

Edwards Coaches has branded the approaching restart of its tour programme on 17 May “a momentous day” after it revealed that the pandemic has...
Bus capacities in England

Change to allow greater bus capacity in England from 17 May

The Department for Transport has accepted a risk-based case produced by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) for the use of every forward-facing seat...
UKCOA expands structure after growth

UKCOA expands structure after growth in new format

The UK Coach Operators Association (UKCOA) is expanding its structure following a doubling of membership to 82 within 100 days of its launch. Peter Bradley,...
Vehicle as a weapon standard and guidance issued

‘Vehicle as a weapon’ risk addressed in DfT-sponsored standard

The importance of operators taking steps to prevent the use of one of a vehicle as a weapon has been made clear in a...
Bus patronage return continues, figures show

Bus patronage return continues; 82% reported by one operator

One bus operator has seen fare paying passenger numbers on its commercial services in April recover to as high as 82% of the pre-pandemic...
Blackpool coach parking free in 2021

Blackpool coach parking to be free until January 2022

Coach parking in Blackpool for a duration of up to 72 hours will be free for the remainder of the 2021 season and until...
Andy Burnham plans Manchester bus franchising acceleration

Burnham vows Manchester bus franchising acceleration

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has vowed to lead an acceleration of the rollout of bus franchising in the conurbation. Under his revised...
Birmingham CAZ exemptions list announced

Birmingham CAZ exemptions include Section 19 and Section 22

Vehicles operated under Section 19 and Section 22 permits that do not comply with the requirements of the Birmingham Clean Air Zone (CAZ) will...
DVSA tyre date code advisory clarified

Advisory notice policy for inaccessible tyre date code clarified

DVSA has clarified its policy on issuing an advisory notice at annual test when a Vehicle Standards Assessor cannot gain access to the four-digit...

Johnsons’ Luxury Traveller brand set to go with Irizar i8 integrals

Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel will get its Luxury Traveller brand underway on Monday 17 May with a pair of high-specification 43-seat Irizar i8...