Wednesday, December 2, 2020

CPT: Buses’ momentum required in coaches

Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) Chief Executive Graham Vidler has welcomed the recent influx of public money to the industry – but he says...

Apprenticeships: Unlocking industry potential

Apprenticeships are a valuable path into any career, and there is more than one way to enter the coach and bus industry It is a...

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: 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...

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 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: 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 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...

Obituary: Solent Coaches founder Albert Skew

Albert Skew, founder of Solent Coaches, has died peacefully at the age of 91. Albert and wife Pam founded Solent Coaches in 1972 with a...