IRTE Skills Challenge back for tenth year

Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year is the IRTE Skills Challenge. The competition provides an opportunity for apprentices and qualified engineers to test their skills and knowledge against the best in the industry, gaining recognition for their excellence. This year will see the introduction of the mechelec category for apprentices, a technical test combining mechanical […]

Multimillion-pound ZEBRA green bus scheme announced

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has launched a multimillion-pound scheme to enable local transport authorities to roll out zero-emission buses. Up to £120 million is being made available through the zero-emission-buses regional area (ZEBRA) scheme. Through the funding programme, local transport authorities will be able to: bid for funding to purchase zero-emission buses reduce the carbon […]

Greater Manchester to take control of buses

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has made the decision to proceed with plans to franchise the city’s bus network. It will mean Greater Manchester will be the first city-region outside London to have buses that are under local control, allowing local leaders to set routes, frequencies, fares and tickets. Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) […]

BYD ADL delivering additional bus charging options

BYD UK and Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) are introducing additional charging options for its electric buses. In addition to AC plug charging, all of the partnership’s zero-emission buses can now be specified with DC sockets, while double-deckers also have the option of roof-mounted connector rails for OppCharge pantographs. As standard, the BYD ADL Enviro200EV single-deck […]

Clissett takes helm at Mellor Bus and Treka

Mellor and Treka Bus parent company Woodall Nicholson has appointed Mark Clissett as Divisional Managing Director of its Bus Division. Mark – the founder of Treka Bus, latterly acquired by Woodall Nicholson – succeeds John Randerson, who takes up the new position of Chief Technology Officer for Woodall Nicholson. John’s newly established Technology Division, ProMech […]


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