£81m bus improvements for West Midlands

West Midlands transport authority (Centro) and National Express West Midlands have announced an £81m investment in improvements to buses, including new vehicles, smartcards and better information at bus stops. A new bus station in Merry Hill and improved infrastructure for Coventry and Wolverhampton city centres are other highlights of the Partnership Plus agreement. The deal […]

BSOG changes revealed

Transport Minister, Norman Baker, has announced that councils are to be given greater control over the way money is spent on some non-commercial services ‘providing better value for passengers and taxpayers’. The announcement is the government’s response to the bus subsidy reform consultation conducted from September to November last year. The amendments to BSOG are […]

First Edinburgh Airport/Glasgow service launched

Scottish Citylink, the Stagecoach and ComfortDelGro joint venture, has launched the first coach service to operate between Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow city centre. The new Citylinkair runs direct between Glasgow’s Buchanan Bus Station and Edinburgh Airport, with journey times of one hour, operating every 30 minutes during peak times. It is claimed to be the […]


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