FlixBus UK

FlixBus UK domestic coach network announced

FlixBus has announced plans to establish a domestic scheduled coach network in the UK during 2020. The news has been expected since the German...
Electric bus at UK Bus Summit

UK Bus Summit 2020: A new ‘golden age’ for bus?

Focus was on investment, green growth and a long-term strategy for the industry at this year’s UK Bus Summit. Buses Minister Baroness Vere opened the...
Rotala Wrightbus

Rotala places £29m Wrightbus order for 163 buses

Rotala has placed an order with Wrightbus for 163 vehicles worth over £29m. They will be delivered throughout 2020. 128 of the additions will be...
Lucketts Travel

Lucketts Travel Group purchased by National Express

National Express (NX) has purchased Lucketts Travel Group, which is the largest coach operator on the south coast. The deal, which is for an...
First Eastern Counties Excel

First Eastern Counties introduces high-spec Excel fleet

First Eastern Counties has invested £5.3m in 19 custom-designed double-deckers for its flagship Excel service between Norwich and Peterborough. They will enter service on...

Oxford Tube upgrade with 34 Plaxton Panorama ‘deckers

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire has ordered 34 Plaxton Panorama double-decker coaches for its Oxford Tube fleet. They will be introduced during the summer. Five of...
PSVAR rail replacement

PSVAR likely to be required in rail replacement

Legal advice obtained by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) indicates that virtually all rail replacement coach and bus services come within scope...

IR35 change opens dialogue on self-employed drivers

Medium- and large-sized businesses that engage self-employed staff may find that things alter from 6 April. That’s because of change to IR35 legislation that...
Wrights Group

Wrights Group saved after last-minute deal with Jo Bamford

Agreement reached on sale of factory and land after ‘pragmatic’ negotiations wrap up Wrights Group has been saved in a last-minute deal between Jo Bamford,...
Horseman Coaches

Horseman Coaches: ‘No risk’ to staff and customers after repatriation

Horseman Coaches has defended its reasons for drivers not wearing PPE while picking up repatriated Britons flown in from China last week. Following some media...
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Specialist Leisure Group ceased trading

Shearings owner Specialist Leisure Group ceases trading

Specialist Leisure Group (SLG), which operates Shearings Holidays, National Holidays (trading as Caledonian Travel), UK Breakaways, Coast and Country Hotels, Bay Hotels, Country Living...
Manchester CAZ

Manchester calls for more CAZ funding as date slips

Greater Manchester has asked the government for additional money to support the upgrading and replacement of vehicles that will not comply with the region’s...
Mistral social distancing

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...