Wrights group bus

Wrights Group: Administration as last hopes of survival flicker

All but 50 employees made redundant as last-gasp efforts to save Wrights Group firm continue Wrights Group collapsed into administration last week after months of...
Abellio Franchising

Abellio: Bus franchising ‘can be success in Greater Manchester’

Operator’s research shows public in favour; Deputy MD Abellio talks of ‘need for buses to change’ Abellio has thrown its hat into the ring as...
Westminster announced National Bus Strategy

National Bus Strategy is go: £220m confirmed

The Government has announced it will create a National Bus Strategy, confirming it has earmarked £220m to improve services and boost electric bus operation. Answering...
littlepay

Littlepay and Ticketer unveil multi-operator capping

Metrobus and Brighton and Hove are the first operators to go live with the new tap-on/tap-off system from Ticketer and Littlepay Littlepay has announced its...

Rates in the coach industry: A balancing act

Rates are a tricky thing to balance. Fuel, drivers’ wages and compliance are mounting costs – how do operators harmonise them with the rates...
Wrights Group

Wrights Group: Hopes for buyer remain

Hopes remain that a purchaser may be found to save Wrights Group after two competing bidders – Chinese manufacturing company Wechai and an organisation...
Translink Sunsundegui SB5

Translink takes 30 tri-axle B11R Sunsundegui SC5s

State-owned Northern Ireland operator Translink has added a batch of 30 accessible Sunsundegui SC5-bodied Volvo B11R tri-axle coaches to its Goldline scheduled operation. The 14.3m...

Steve Whiteway CPT President for 2020

Steve Whiteway has been named by the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) as its President for 2020. A long-serving and well-known senior industry figure, Mr...

Stagecoach makes senior appointments

Stagecoach has strengthened its UK Bus senior management structure with the appointment of two new Regional Directors. Catherine Acton-Brazier will join as Regional Director North...

Coach & Bus UK: Showtime is almost here

It's almost time for the industry to return en masse to the NEC Birmingham for Coach & Bus UK. The essential showcase of products,...
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Meeting with MPs sees coach operators make support case

The long-term impact on the coach industry of a failure by government to provide bespoke support during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has been further...
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First Bus COVID-19 heroes celebrated in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Three First Bus employees - Chris Koksal, Simon Taylor and Aaron Sparks - have been recognised in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for...
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Alba Travel secures two more football team contracts

Penrith operator Alba Travel has extended its football travel portfolio by securing contracts to provide team coaches for Annan Athletic FC in Scottish League...