First welcomes Transport Minister’s apprenticeship visit

First Bus has welcomed Roads and Local Transport Minister, Richard Holden MP, to Reaseheath College as part of National Apprenticeship Week. A partnership between First Bus and Reaseheath College has helped to establish the UK’s first PCV engineering academy. Apprentices are trained on the current fleet mix alongside the next generation of zero-emission vehicles. The […]

Southdown acquired by Go-Ahead’s Brighton & Hove

Southdown Buses has been acquired by Go-Ahead-owned Brighton & Hove Buses. A statement from Go-Ahead said: “Southdown will be a separate business unit within the group and will initially retain its local identity, although over time we anticipate altering the branding to Metrobus.” Ed Wills, Managing Director of Brighton & Hove Buses and Metrobus, said: […]

Newport’s Yutong electrics fitted with Journeo CMS

Newport Transport has retrofitted 31 Yutong electric buses with Journeo digital wing mirrors, with a further 12 vehicles set to have the technology installed. The initial installations followed a trial period, where the Journeo Camera Monitor System (CMS) impressed Newport Transport with its robust construction and performance. Among the features of Journeo’s CMS that pleased […]

Coach Hire Comparison teams up with Gauntlet

Bus and coach insurance specialist, Gauntlet Group, has teamed up with price comparison website, Coach Hire Comparison. The partnership is aimed at helping operators get back on the road to full post-pandemic recovery. As part of its partner arrangement, Gauntlet is offering a ‘Call Paul’ service. Coach Hire Comparison members, with any queries relating to their […]


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