Jeff Clayton and Meera Rambissoon have taken up new roles at the TAS Partnership. The appointments are designed to widen and deepen the Preston based public transport specialist’s expertise. Jeff was previously Area Service Delivery Manager at First Manchester and latterly assisted Stagecoach with handing the Chester and Wirral depots into their ownership. He has […]
A group of blind and partially sighted people have taken part in an event that saw them swap places with bus drivers in Hull to demonstrate the barriers they face when travelling on buses. The event was part of the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) recently launched bus campaign: Stop for me, Speak […]
Stagecoach is to begin operating its new overnight sleepercoach routes between Scotland and London in July. The first of the new routes will serve Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Cumbernauld and London. Starting on 8 July, it will provide overnight services every day of the week, with tickets booked through the megabus.com website. The operator announced in […]
Services currently provided by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and the Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA) will be brought together within a single unit. The move has been made to create more convenient and cost effective motoring services. It is expected to allow the delivery of the same quality of testing and standards services to […]
Two 8.9m ADL Enviro200s have been added to the fleet of Redline Buses of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The buses are each specified with 26 Civic V3 seats, Wi-Fi, Mobitec destination equipment and Synectics CCTV. They will be used in St Albans on recently awarded Circle Line routes S4/S5 between Cotton Mill, the city centre and the […]
Fenn Holidays has added a Van Hool TX 17 Astron to its fleet. The coach has 48 TX seats with aircraft style tables, a centre sunken toilet, a road ahead camera, a sat nav, a DVD player, two fridges and a sink. Arriva Bus and Coach supplied the vehicle.
Alpine Travel of Llandudno, North Wales, has added another Plaxton Panther to its fleet. This is the 30th example of the Volvo/Plaxton combination operated by the company. The new 12.8m coach is based on the Volvo B9R chassis, powered by the 380bhp Euro5 D9B 9.36litre engine coupled to an I-shift transmission. It is specified with […]
Two 9.2m Optare Solo SR hybrids have been delivered to Reays Coaches of Wigton. Believed to be the first hybrids to enter service in Cumbria, they are being used on the hourly 75 Eco Hopper service between Dalston and Cotehill via Carlisle. They each feature 31 Esteban Civic V2 seats and wood effect flooring. Their […]