TfL cuts half of its deficit

Transport for London (TfL) has today published its draft budget for financial year 2019/20 which continues the organisation’s progress towards breaking even on the cost of day-to-day operations by 2022/23, for the first time in its history, while investing billions in vital transport improvements in London. TfL’s balanced five-year Business Plan, published in December last […]

Transport Focus

Bus users: 88% are satisfied

Bus passenger satisfaction remains high, according to Transport Focus’s recent report. The organisation’s Bus Passenger Survey carried out in autumn 2018 revealed 88% of passengers in England (excluding London) were satisfied with their last bus journey. In Scotland, the figure was 91%. Almost 50,000 passengers took part in the study. In England, passengers on trentbarton […]

Operator Focus: The Wee Red Bus – A lesson in downsizing

In a fiercely competitive market, there are already a number of well-established tour operators based in Edinburgh, so how have Heart of Scotland managed to carve themselves a sizeable niche? Founder, Nick Roche believes it is down to the quality of the tours they provide and particularly their highly knowledgeable, skilled team of driver/guides. Nick has […]

No punishment for Stagecoach Midlands managers

Following the fatal bus crash in Coventry involving a Stagecoach Midlands bus, no punishment has been meted out for the operator’s managers. The decision was made by Nicholas Denton, Traffic Commissioner, who also ruled the standard international PSV operator’s licence held by Midland Red (South) Ltd (trading as Stagecoach Midlands) is to be curtailed for […]


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