Southdown acquired by Go-Ahead’s Brighton & Hove

Southdown Buses has been acquired by Go-Ahead-owned Brighton & Hove Buses. B&CB understands the Southdown identity is to be retained. Headquartered in Copthorne, near Gatwick Airport, Southdown Buses operates 18 routes in Surrey, Sussex, south London and Kent, many of which are operated on behalf of Surrey County Council. The operator has a standard national […]

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 […]

Autonomous bus trials to be expanded with £81m funding

Autonomous bus technology is to continue to be trialled in the UK, as the government announces further support in testing the technology. Seven autonomous vehicle projects have been awarded a share of £81m through the government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Connected and Automated Mobility programme. Among the winners is the CAVForth2 project, which […]

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