A fleet of vintage buses retraced the route of the first trentbarton services as the company celebrated its 100th birthday earlier this week. The buses ran between Derby and Ashbourne and Derby and Nottingham, exactly 100 years to the day after the launch of the Trent Motor Traction Company. During the event, the company was […]
CPT UK and TfL have launched the Tourist Coach Action Plan, a strategy which sets out a list of achievable actions and goals designed to improve the experience for coach tour operators and drivers coming into London. The five year plan was formally launched at CPT’s annual Coaching Conference in the capital. It focuses on […]
Angus based Charlie Riddler of Riddlers Coaches has handed over the reigns of his coach company to Forfar based JP Mini Coaches. Set up over four decades ago, the operator is a familiar sight on the roads of Tayside and surrounding areas. Raised in rural Angus, Charlie went through a mechanical apprenticeship with Tayford Motors […]
McGill’s Buses supported the most recent National Mod, a celebration of Gaelic culture. Held in Paisley, the event attracted over 15,000 visitors. For the duration of the festival, the operator ran ‘Welcome to Paisley’ messages in Gaelic (‘Failte gu Paislig’) on all of its routes serving the town.
West Midlands based Parrys International is offering a three night visit to Belgium, which will include a tour of the Van Hool factory near Lier. Departing on 27 January, the trip will travel via Eurotunnel to stay at the centrally situated Novotel Hotel in Bruges. On 29 January, there will be a day visit to […]
Galway based City Direct has announced the introduction of mobile defibrillators on their National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) Park & Ride shuttle buses. Since 2009, the vehicles have been used to run a service to and from the college for more than 17,500 students and 2,000 staff members. It has just installed the life […]
In the third quarter of 2013, Daimler AG achieved ‘significantly higher’ earnings than in the prior year period. The company’s EBIT for the period of July through September amounted to £1,906.4m/€2,231m (Q3 2012: £1,643.2m/€1,923m). Net profit reached £1,621m/€1,897m (Q3 2012: ￡1,057.9m/€1,238m). Earnings per share were ￡1.47/€1.72 (Q3 2012: £0.91/€1.06). Daimler Buses increased its worldwide sales […]
Profitability remains ‘satisfactory’ at Stagecoach, according to its latest trading update. Its like for like revenue growth for the 24 weeks ended 13 October 2013 was 5% in its UK Bus (regional) operations. This part of the company’s business has ‘performed strongly’ and has experienced passenger and revenue increase year on year. Revenue growth in […]