NatEx to reinvest furlough money in cutting fares

National Express West Midlands has pledged to reinvest all the money from the government’s Job Retention Bonus into reducing bus fares. The Birmingham-based bus operator will cut the price of tickets when the current COVID-19 restrictions on public transport are lifted. Managing Director of National Express UK, Tom Stables, said: “This is the right thing […]

End to relaxed preventative maintenance

As lockdown restrictions ease, the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain have updated their coronavirus advice document for operators. This includes an end to relaxed preventative maintenance inspection (PMI) intervals from 1 September 2020. Operators unable to access maintenance facilities due to the pandemic were given the option to extend the usual maintenance intervals for their […]

London depot to become ‘virtual power station’

Go-Ahead London’s Northumberland Park bus garage is set to become a ‘virtual power station’, generating electricity from buses when not in use. The project, called Bus2Grid, is believed to be the world’s largest vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial site. With almost 100 electric buses based on-site, it is one of the biggest electric bus facilities in Europe. […]


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