Buzzlines Travel in Kent has suddenly closed, with its home page announcing it is in the hands of insolvency practitioners. The Lympne travel company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Buzzlines Coaches. Full story in next week’s magazine – out Friday, and on-line Thursday morning.
The ‘Golden Triangle’ between the M1, M6 and M69 supports a fast-growing logistics infrastructure generating a need for quality support services for the many vehicles operating out of the area. Keltruck has had a presence in the Lutterworth area for a number of years and recently opened state of the art new premises supporting the […]
A growing number of operators whose businesses are built on full-sized coaches are buying minicoaches for their fleet, evidenced by new sales in this sector growing while coach sales are shrinking. The king of the road for minicoaches has, for some time, been Mercedes-Benz’ nimble Sprinter, mostly as van conversions, to create upwards of 16 […]
I first went to Marshalls Coaches of Leighton Buzzard some 20 years ago or more, when Fred Marshall was master of all he surveyed. The occasion was the delivery of an entire fleet of new Beulas Eurorider coaches which, at the time, were the coaches with the ‘wow factor’ and, if I remember correctly, leather […]
Fenn Holidays of Cambridgeshire has been among early adopters of Arriva Bus & Coach’s fixed-price maintenance packages. A renowned Van Hool customer, Fenn Holidays has a small fleet of four 14-metre TX17 Astrons which are exclusively run on tour work, with destinations throughout the UK and Europe. With experience of coach touring going back to […]
Dorset operator, Crossways Travel, has completed a 14-day tour of the Baltics. The trip was in celebration of the operator’s tenth anniversary. Taking in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the journey took over two years to plan, requiring many visits to the Baltics to ensure it went smoothly. The tour went exceptionally well and more extended […]
Temsa, the Turkish bus and coach manufacturer, has been sold to venture capital group True Value Capital Partners, a Swiss-based investment fund. Owned by giant Turkish conglomerate Hacı Ömer Sabancı Holding (SA), the Temsa Transportation Vehicles group was nominally valued at 825m Turkish Lira (£111m). The sale was made based on a value of 375m […]
Specialist Leisure Group (SLG) has placed a multi-million-pound order for 29 Mercedes Tourimso M/2 coaches. Due for delivery in October and November 2019, 19 coaches will join the Shearings Holidays fleet and 10 will join the National Holidays fleet. The order is part of the company’s ongoing vehicle renewal programme. Like the 43 new coaches […]