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First London order for Alexander Dennis’ next gen’ buses

Alexander Dennis has today confirmed the first order from a London operator for its next-generation electric buses. Stagecoach is to receive 24 Enviro100EV small buses and 17 Enviro400EV double-deckers in early 2025 for TfL routes. The next generation of Alexander Dennis electric buses meets the latest iterations of TfL’s pioneering Bus Safety Standard. Alexander Dennis […]

Transport Secretary starts ‘bus revolution’ in Greater Manchester

Transport Secretary, Louise Haigh, is to visit Greater Manchester today (11 July 2024) to begin what the government describes as the ‘bus revolution’. She is to pledge to support every community to take back control of buses through franchising or public ownership. She is to meet with the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, to […]

New bus Bill proposed as First Minister announces public transport shake up

A new bus Bill has been proposed by the Wales First Minister. This would see moving the bus industry in Wales away from a privatised system. Speaking at the Senedd, Wales First Minister, Vaughan Gething, said: “This Government will radically shake up the way the public transport system works in Wales, including legislating for a new […]

Van Hool update: National Express cancels Altano order

National Express has cancelled its order for 25 Van Hool Altano TDX21 tri-axle coaches. The announcement follows the news that Van Hool customers whose deposits for vehicles were trapped in the company’s insolvency have been told that they must apply to the ‘curators’ (receivers) for a refund. A statement from National Express said the cancellation […]

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