Drivers descend on Manchester ready for Bee Network launch

Experienced Go-Ahead bus drivers have travelled from across Britain to take part in Sunday’s Bee Network bus launch in Manchester. Yellow-branded Bee Network buses will begin on Sunday morning on 50 routes in and around Bolton and Wigan, the first stage in Greater Manchester’s franchised bus network. Go North West has borrowed 85 drivers from […]

Muirhead opens £14m ‘Super Tannery’

Transport leather manufacturer Muirhead has opened its £14 million ‘Super Tannery’. The landmark project has taken seven years to deliver. It forms part of the group’s 20-year strategy and commitment to continuous improvements in sustainability. Tanning is a crucial part of the leather production process, whereby the raw hides are treated in drums filled with […]

Lothian orders 50 Volvo BZL electric double-deckers

Lothian has today (20 September 2023) announced an order for 50 new Volvo BZL Electric double-deckers, each with MCV bodywork, for Edinburgh. At an investment of over £24 million, Lothian will introduce these new vehicles in two batches across 2024, with the first vehicles appearing on Edinburgh’s streets in early spring. This investment cements the […]

UrbanThings to present on attracting passengers with tech

UrbanThings and Paragon ID is returning to the Smart Transport Forum in Liverpool (26 and 27 September). The transport technology specialist’s Head of Bids and Partnerships, Guy Sutherland, is to tell the audience at the event how technology can be used to increase patronage and attract new passengers. Guy will discuss the technology tools available […]

Make repowered buses eligible for ZEBRA funding – Kleanbus

Bus repower specialist Kleanbus is calling for government to re-asses the fact the second round of ZEBRA omits buses retrofitted with zero-emission technology. The Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) 2 scheme, which has now opened, makes up to £129m available to help local transport authorities introduce more zero-emission buses, with the first £25m prioritised […]


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