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A commitment to extend a “London-style” bus franchising system to other cities by shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh has been welcomed by one of the areas considering the introduction of a quality contract.Click here to read full article
A commitment to extend a “London-style” bus franchising system to other cities by shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh has been welcomed by one of the areas considering the introduction of a quality contract.
A group of 24 English Cities has issued a Charter for Devolution in the wake of the Scottish referendum vote with a call for extra powers to regulate buses.
Environmental issues are due to take centre stage at this year’s Euro Bus Expo with a series of presentations and case studies taking place during the event.
A new express bus route between Liverpool and Chester has been launched by Stagecoach.
The UK Coach Rally is returning to Alton Towers resort for the third year running with the 2015 event planned for 18-19 April.
A further public consultation is taking place on Manchester’s planned bus priority improvements in the city centre.
Princess Coaches of Southampton has taken another Scania Irizar i6, strengthening the company’s ties with Scania and building a modern fleet to enhance its links with cruise line passenger operations in the south of England. Issue 344
Cuckmere Community Transport in East Sussex has taken one of the last Euro 5 Sprinter midicoaches for the UK, a 22-seat City 45. Issue 344
A guaranteed fast delivery date secured the order for a Volvo B11R Jonckheere for one of Wiltshire’s leading operators, Chandlers Coach Travel. Issue 344
Six new Mercedes Citaros are operating at London Luton Airport’s official car parks. Issue 344
Long-term reliability played a significant role in Somerset operator WebberBus purchasing a new Volvo B11R Jonckheere. Issue 343
Littles Travel of Ilkeston has taken delivery of a 19-seat Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Travel 45. Issue 343
WNV-systems has installed its 60th automatic under-chassis wash to the bus and coach industry with Epsom Coaches Group being the latest. Issue 344
Mobile Onboard has launched a new low-cost ‘talking bus’ system, Beam Next Stop, which integrates with Mobile Onboard’s Beam on-bus Wi-Fi units to provide passengers with a graphical next-stop announcement system that can be accessed from their mobile device and/or large screens installed on the vehicle. Issue 344
Mobility Networks company PLS has created a unique stretcher lift for a bespoke, medical coach built by King Long. Issue 344
Software and tachograph specialist TruTac is using the forthcoming Euro Bus Expo to announce its first tachograph analysis system specifically designed for PSV fleets and also that it has been selected by National Express to provide compliance services. Issue 343
Voith Turbo, known for its automatic bus transmissions, is planning to launch a range of compressors for buses in the UK market. Issue 341
Arriva Bus & Coach has appointed PSV Glass as its exclusive distributor and installation specialist for glass parts for the Van Hool and Temsa coaches it sells and supports in the UK. Issue 341
Welcome to Barquisimeto, the Venezuelan city whose trolleybus-based bus rapid transit service makes Edinburgh’s tram fiasco look like a model of civic efficiency. Issue 344
All the focus on hybrid diesel-electric propulsion for buses in recent years may have diverted attention from some of the other ways in which their impact on the environment can be mitigated. Issue 344
Where next for concessionary travel? The LibDems this week announced plans to cut two existing universal benefits enjoyed by senior citizens: stopping free TV licences and winter fuel payments for those older people who are higher-rate tax payers. Issue 343
The small fortune you have spent on having an eye-catching livery designed and applied will turn out to be a waste of money if your vehicles always look as though they need a good wash. Issue 343
Wrightbus has appointed TONY MARTYN as engineering director. Issue 344
ANDY EVANS has joined RATP Dev-owned London United as general manager of its southern area, which includes Fulwell and Tolworth garages. Issue 344
FirstGroup chairman John McFarlane is stepping down at the next AGM in July 2015 following his appointment as chairman at Barclays plc. Issue 344
Stewarts Group has appointed BILL TANSER as general manager of Leicester-based Woods Coaches. Issue 343
Stagecoach North East has a new operations manager at its Sunderland depot, LAURA SMITH. Issue 343
REBECCA GREEN, who joined Optare in February as marketing co-ordinator, has been promoted to marketing, press and events manager, reporting to sales, marketing and service director DAVID SIVIERO. Issue 343
Bolton is aiming to make it easier for coach drivers and parties to enjoy their visits to the town with the introduction of new coach parking and facilities. Issue 344
The Floral Pavilion theatre in the Wirral hosts the Agatha Christie Theatre Company’s production of Black Coffee. Issue 344
Guests of coach and tour operators brought to Excursions 2015 at Alexandra Palace, North London on Saturday, 24 January, will receive a VIP welcome, fast-track entry, tea and coffee on arrival, a welcome bag with lots of goodies and a special afternoon treat. Issue 344
Arundel Castle in West Sussex has a range of attractions this autumn including stunning gardens and thrilling events and activities for visitors. Issue 343
DFDS Seaways operates passenger ferry services for coach travel on routes from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk, Newhaven to Dieppe, Portsmouth to Le Havre and Newcastle to Amsterdam (IJmuiden). Issue 343
The Group Leisure & Travel Trade show takes place at the NEC on 25 September offering new ideas and networking for group holidays and coach tours. Issue 340
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