Arriva Southern Counties has withdrawn its last Leyland, an Olympian, from service. New in 1993, the vehicle is leaving the fleet following the entry into service of its £3m fleet of 11 Volvo B5LH hybrid double deckers at Maidstone in April, coupled with the ongoing transfer from London of mid-life low floor DAF and Volvo […]
On Saturday 22 June London’s route 24 (Hampstead Heath – Pimlico) will become the first to operate entirely with a New Bus for London (NBfL) allocation. With a PVR of 27, the Metroline operated service carries 28,000 people each day. The capital is to get 600 of the Wrightbus built NBfLs, which are set to enter […]
A travel mentoring service helping disabled people make the most of London’s bus network has been rolled out in Sutton. ‘Bus Days’ provide disabled Londoners with the opportunity to experience independent travel on a London bus in a safe and controlled environment. They are a collaboration between TfL, Sutton Community Transport, the Metropolitan Police Safer […]
Continuing the nationwide trend of decreasing passenger journeys on buses, figures for October to December 2012 from the DfT have shown a 1.1% drop in bus passenger journeys in England compared to the same period in 2011. There was also a 3.9% decline in non-metropolitan areas, a 0.2% decrease in London and an increase of […]
All 33 passengers and crew aboard a Liverpool Yellow Duckmarine amphibious tour bus that sunk in Liverpool’s Salthouse Dock made their way to safety. Three adults, who were not able to make their own way out of the water, had to be rescued by firefighters. All those on board were taken to hospital for precautionary […]
Cummins’ latest ISB engines have now been certified to Euro6, ready for January 2014 when it becomes mandatory for all newly registered buses and coaches to meet the standard. Available with outputs from 150 to 310ps, the manufacturer claims the power units are ideal for single and double deck buses and coaches. They use EGR […]
TISPOL (The European Traffic Police Network) held a multi-agency cross border European road policing operation last month on cross border long distance coaches. The operation was coordinated with officers from Belgium, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Romania and the UK. Almost 4,000 vehicles were controlled during the crack down, resulting in 40 counts of irregular immigration […]
Two 9.7m Optare SlimLine Solo SRs have been added to the fleet of Abbotts of Leeming. They each feature 34 Rescroft CT Lite seats, tip-ups in the wheelchair space, a manual fold-out wheelchair ramp and a six-cylinder Cummins ISBe 201bhp Euro5 engine matched to an Allison 2100 Series fully automatic five-speed gearbox. Optare supplied the vehicles.