There were 7,708 buses and coaches registered in 2013, down 4.9% on the year before, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Despite this, December saw the fifth consecutive month of growth, with registrations totalling 647, a 55.9% rise on the same month in 2012. Mike Hawes, SMMT […]
Group Chief Executive of Translink, Catherine Mason, is to leave her post in March 2014 to take up a position in NATS, providers of Air Traffic Management (ATM) services. Catherine said, ‘It is with mixed emotions I am making this move; firstly genuine sadness, I have enjoyed my time in Translink and Northern Ireland. I also […]
Lothian Buses and Edinburgh Trams have launched their new Transport for Edinburgh brand identity at the tram stop in St Andrews Square. The newly formed Transport for Edinburgh brings Lothian Buses, Edinburgh Bus Tours and Edinburgh Trams together into a combined group with integrated operations and common ticketing. Services such as finance, marketing, human resources […]
Heathcotes Ltd of Chesterfield have taken delivery of an EVM Sprinter X-Clusive VIP Extended minicoach. The ten seater is based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Euro5 519CDi with a 191bhp V6 Common Rail Direct Injection diesel engine with seven-speed G-tronic automatic gear box. It features EVM’s plug type entry door, an integrated three stage entry step […]
A second Solo SR has been added to the fleet of Ross Travel Group, bringing the Yorkshire company closer to achieving an all low floor fleet ahead of the end 2015 deadline. The Featherstone based family run firm took its first Solo SR in 2010 and has ordered a third for delivery next year. It […]
Cardiff Bus has taken delivery of 30 new single deckers, a mixture of Mercedes-Benz Citaros and ADL Enviro200s, worth £3.5m. The new fleet will be used on the operator’s network covering Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and Newport. Powered by Euro5 engines, they all feature CCTV, dedicated wheelchair and buggy spaces, real time information systems […]
Stagecoach Group has completed the acquisition of Go West Travel Ltd, trading as Norfolk Green. Norfolk Green, which was last month named Independent Bus Operator of the Year, operates commercial, tendered and school bus services, employing over 160 people. The company operates around 70 buses and carries around 4.6m passengers a year on a network […]
FirstGroup owned Greyhound is expecting to carry over 1m customers in North America this holiday season. The majority of Greyhound’s fleet features premium amenities including leather seats, extra legroom, power outlets and free onboard Wi-Fi.