Scania CBILS

Scania Financial Services accredited as CBILS lender

Scania Financial Services has been approved for accreditation as a lender for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) by the British Business Bank. Under...
PSVAR coaches

Revealed: Rejected rail industry proposals for all coaches to satisfy PSVAR

Rejected proposals for legislation mandating that all coaches ultimately satisfy PSVAR – regardless of the work that they are used on – were presented...
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First Bus to enforce 75% capacity reduction with Ticketer

First Bus is to introduce measures to ensure that social distancing guidelines can be adhered to across its operation via work that includes a...
Jo Bamford hydrogen buses

Jo Bamford: The man to deliver hydrogen buses en masse?

The fondness that Jo Bamford has for hydrogen fuel cell-electric buses has become well known since he purchased Wrightbus in October 2019. But even...
Reading Buses clap for carers

Social distancing – how will services survive?

Operators in England and the Confederation of Passenger Transport have answered questions on how social distancing will be enforced as the UK government eases...
Salmonds Coaches

Salmond’s Coaches calls for 100% home-to-school payments

Salmond’s Coaches has written to West Lothian Council calling on it to “do the right thing” and continue payments for home-to-school contracts at 100%...
NAT Group Europe

NAT Group brings an end to continental operations

Cardiff-based NAT Group has announced that it has terminated its international coach operations into continental Europe with immediate effect. The likelihood of foreign travel being...
Coach and bus industry support

Suppliers call for coach and bus industry support

Suppliers have written to Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps (pictured) asking for his department’s support to ensure the future of the UK’s...
Alexander Dennis 10,000

Alexander Dennis unveils 10,000 bus, four-year plan

Alexander Dennis (ADL) has announced a transformative vision that would see the entry into service of at least 10,000 low-, ultra-low- and zero-emission, domestically-built...
Irizar UK screens

Irizar UK offers screens and air purifiers to operators

Irizar UK is offering operators two systems - an air purifier and screens - that it says will help to protect drivers and passengers...
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UrbanThings wins grant to develop social distancing system for public transport

UrbanThings is developing its own social distancing platform to assist operators provide safer public transport during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, with the help of...