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UK Coach Awards launches 2015 event

The seventh annual competition for the UK Coach Awards was launched this week.  The Awards chairman, Allan Edmondson, says: “The UK Coach Awards is the only national awards scheme dedicated solely to coach operators and their staff in all types of work. As with our hugely successful contest in 2014, our award categories reflect the diverse skills required to deliver high-quality coach operations, not only through high-spec coaches and nice liveries, but also through excellent customer service. The right people really do make a difference and we are highlighting this again in our 2015 competition.

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UK Coach Awards launches 2015 event

The seventh annual competition for the UK Coach Awards was launched this week.

Cash and carbon calculator from Centro

An online and mobile tool, My Trip Tracker, has been launched by Centro, the West Midlands PTE, which allows users to calculate calories burned and money saved based on how they travel.

Micro Hybrids for Edinburgh services

The first of 18 Wrightbus StreetLite Micro Hybrids are now in service with First Scotland East.

Johnsons expands bus operations

Johnsons of Henley-in-Arden is running new services under contract to Worcestershire county council, linking Redditch to Bromsgrove and Worcester.

More hybrid school buses for Manchester

Thirteen Optare Versa hybrids have been added to Transport for Greater Manchester’s fleet of yellow school buses.

Irizar performance impresses Swans

Swans Travel of Chadderton says it is satisfied with the “almost faultless” performance of five Irizar i6 integrals which it added to its fleet a few months ago.



Latest vehicle deliveries

Reliability guides WebberBus purchase

Long-term reliability played a significant role in Somerset operator WebberBus purchasing a new Volvo B11R Jonckheere.

Sprinter midicoach for Littles Travel

Littles Travel of Ilkeston has taken delivery of a 19-seat Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Travel 45.

Impressive Irizar nets repeat business

Able Coach Hire of London was so impressed with the i6 integral it bought from Irizar UK last year that it has added two more to its fleet.

Volvo support wins repeat business

Barnes Coaches of Swindon has added a new 53-seat Volvo B9R Jonckheere to its fleet.

Leopards launch new look for Sunfun

Cambridgeshire-based Sunfun Group has launched a new CambridgeCoaches.

Taf Valley takes VDL Futura

Taf Valley Coaches of Whitland, Carmarthenshire, has taken delivery of a new 12.



Product news

NX backs TruTac PSV product

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.

Compressor range from Voith

Voith Turbo, known for its automatic bus transmissions, is planning to launch a range of compressors for buses in the UK market.

Glass deal for Arriva Bus and Coach

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.

Perth project for Parkeon

Parkeon is supporting a multi-million dollar public transport project in Perth that will provide real-time journey tracking for passengers along with Australia’s first underground dynamic bus stand allocation system.

BackGuard range extended by Ring

Ring has extended its range of BackGuard camera systems with a new 7” camera system kit which offers an introductory level system that fulfils legislative requirements.

New website and pricing from Quartix

Quartix has unveiled it new website which aims to enhance user experience and ensure visitors are kept up-to-date with product developments and company news.

Features

Whither free concessionary travel?

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.

Adding the sparkle

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.

Looking for balance on accessibility

The vexed question of priority for wheelchair users travelling by bus is in the news again.

Pursuing quality – at the right price

I’m not going to decry the pursuit of quality.



People in the news

Stewarts appoints Tanser for Woods

Stewarts Group has appointed BILL TANSER as general manager of Leicester-based Woods Coaches.

New ops manager at Sunderland

Stagecoach North East has a new operations manager at its Sunderland depot, LAURA SMITH.

Green becomes Optare marketing manager

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.

Award for William Wright

William Wright, founder of Wrightbus, has been named 2014 Innovation Founder, an award that celebrates the achievements of Northern Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Boursin for RATP Dev

GERAUD BOURSIN has been appointed head of the bids development division of RATP Dev, as part of a restructuring to enhance the group’s ability to plan ahead and prepare for development opportunities.

Martijn Gilbert becomes Reading CEO

MARTIJN GILBERT has been named as the new chief executive officer at Reading Buses, taking over from JAMES FREEMAN who is moving to First Bristol and West of England as managing director.



Coach tourism news

Autumn activities at Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle in West Sussex has a range of attractions this autumn including stunning gardens and thrilling events and activities for visitors.

DFDS Seaways promises quality crossings

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).

Blackpool welcomes coach industry views

VisitBlackpool has thanked coach companies and drivers for helping with a study into the resort’s coach facilities.

Register now for Group Leisure show

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.

Christmas breaks at 3-star Jersey hotel

With less than 150 days to go until Christmas, Jersey’s Modern Hotels Group is promoting a range of festive breaks.

New ideas at Group Leisure show

A new seminar programme is being launched at this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Trade Show which will tackle group travel issues and provide useful knowledge and ideas for forthcoming trips and holidays.