First Leicester depot gets ready to receive electrics

Work has started in transforming First Leicester’s depot ready to receive 68 new electric single-deckers from March. An investment of £29.1m has been secured so far towards the project and this is made up from the first round of Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) government funding alongside capital investment from the operator. The Leicester […]

DfT and CPT meet to seek driver crisis solution

A special summit, convened by the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), was held in London on Tuesday [29 November] to tackle driver shortages facing the bus and coach industry. With a nationwide 10% (9.3% bus, 15.9% coach) driver vacancy rate, representatives from bus and coach operators, stakeholder bodies, combined […]

Highland Council launching in-house bus company

The Highland Council is making progress towards launching an in-house bus company on 4 January 2023. The Council has invested in 12 buses, including six double-deckers, to deliver passenger and school transport services at a lower cost than commercial contractors. The other project, which is also part of the Council’s Business Change programme, is to […]


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