First app is travel App of the Year

First Bus‘s app has received the Travel App of the Year accolade at the UK App Awards. The app was developed with partner, Future Platforms.  Judges praised the implementation of ‘customer-first’ features that were fast-tracked during the Covid-19 pandemic. Working closely with partners Ticketer and Transport API, live vehicle tracking and capacity updates were introduced […]

Grayson provides Covid protection for London buses

Birmingham-based Grayson Thermal Systems (GTS) has helped to further protect London bus drivers against Covid-19 after developing a new way of pushing air around their cabs. Commissioned by TfL and taking expert advice from University College London (UCL), Grayson Thermal Systems came up with a way of changing air-conditioning recirculating systems into units that circulate […]

Scania boosting battery-electric infrastructure

With Scania’s planned rapid introduction of electric vehicles over the coming years, the manufacturer is investing in a battery testing lab and a battery assembly plant. Scania is investing €15.5 million in a new battery laboratory at its research and development facilities in Södertälje, Sweden. The 1,000-square metre laboratory is due to be completed by […]

Coach Services upgrades ticketing with TransMach

To help keep its passengers as safe as possible from Covid-19, Norfolk-based Coach Services has become one of the few provincial transport operators to implement fully contactless, cloud-based ticketing across its network. To do this, it has used TransMach‘s TM920 ticketing unit. Weighing under 400g, the unit is a portable, cloud-based ticketing device, that complements […]


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