NXWM to grow PVR by 70% as recovery beckons

National Express West Midlands (NXWM) will take a further step towards restoring its bus network from Sunday 24 May with a major rise in...
Mistral social distancing

Mistral Asset Finance – protecting operators now and into the future

For almost 30 years Mistral Asset Finance has served coach and bus operators in vehicle purchases across the UK. With its intimate knowledge of...
Welsh bus funding

Welsh bus funding during recovery is ‘crucial’

Funding to support the Welsh bus industry as passenger numbers recover from the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is “crucial”, says NAT Group. Adam...
Stagecoach Connect

Stagecoach Connect DRT launches to serve NHS staff

Stagecoach Connect, an app-based demand responsive transport (DRT) service will be launched by Stagecoach East Midlands on Monday 18 May. It is for Sherwood...
LEZ and ULEZ reintroduced

London LEZ and ULEZ to be reintroduced on 18 May

London’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) and Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be reintroduced from Monday 18 May. Both zones were suspended in March. The...
All Hydrogen Bus Town

All Hydrogen Bus Town funding call issued by APPG

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hydrogen has written to Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps asking him to develop a scheme that will...
Edward Thomas and Son

Edward Thomas and Son works with HSBC for CBILS loan

Epsom-based Edward Thomas and Son Coaches has taken up the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and received £140,000 from HSBC UK. HSBC UK has...
Coach industry support

Operators’ backing for coach industry support letter sought

Two coach operators are calling on their peers within the industry to give their backing to a letter that will be presented to Chancellor...

Zeelo: Safer public transport for a strong recovery in 2020

Sam Ryan, co-founder and CEO of Zeelo, shares with routeone details of measures to protect users of its services - and an action plan...
Coaches COVID-19

Bouden defends coaches’ COVID-19 credentials

Birmingham coach operator Bouden Travel has questioned Boris Johnson’s “contradictory” advice that people should avoid public transport while at the same time returning to...
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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...