Social distancing

‘Additional capacity for social distancing needs already sought’

Brighton operator The Big Lemon says it has already been asked by one organisation to provide additional capacity on contracted services to accommodate social...
Philip Sellwood CBE

Philip Sellwood CBE takes Chair of Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

Philip Sellwood CBE, former Group Chief Executive of Energy Saving Trust and founder trustee of the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, has been named as the...
Bus manufacturers support

Scrappage among bus manufacturers’ hopes for support

The UK’s three largest bus manufacturers – Alexander Dennis (ADL), Optare and Wrightbus – have written to Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps...
Oxford PickMeUp withdrawn

Oxford PickMeUp DRT to be withdrawn after pilot

The PickMeUp demand responsive transport (DRT) service will be withdrawn by Go-Ahead Group subsidiary Oxford Bus Company (OBC) after operation on Saturday 20 June....
Blackpool Transport E400 in parade

Blackpool Transport: Beyond COVID-19

routeone speaks to Blackpool Transport Finance and Commercial Director James Carney to discover how the operator has responded to the coronavirus COVID-19 and how...
Scottish LEZs paused

Scottish LEZs paused thanks to COVID-19

Plans to implement Low Emission Zones (LEZs) in four Scottish cities have been “paused” because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Transport Scotland has announced. The...
COVID-19 bus funding

Calls for transitional COVID-19 bus funding grow

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has called on governments to deliver rapid sustained funding to the bus industry as it faces ongoing COVID-19...
Coach tourism support

Coach tourism support call includes £65m per month

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has called for a package of measures to support the coach tourism industry. That includes a cash injection...
Social distancing buses

Transport Focus: Social distancing required on buses

Research by Transport Focus has laid bare one of the major challenges that will face buses as operators prepare for a return towards normal...
David Urquhart Travel

David Urquhart Travel to close coach tour business

David Urquhart Travel has announced that it will wind up its coach tour business in an orderly manner over the next few months. It says...
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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...