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.
FirstGroup has donated £10,000 this Christmas to its national charity partner, Macmillan Cancer Support. Rather than sending traditional Christmas cards this year, the operator has posted a Christmas message on its website, including a reference to Macmillan. As a token of the savings made, First has donated an extra £10,000 to its charity partner.
First Aberdeen driver, Ian Walker, provided some of the residents at Grandholm Nursing Home in Bridge of Don with a surprise trip to see the Christmas lights in the city centre, after First Aberdeen donated the use of one of its buses. Once on board the residents showed their appreciation by singing Christmas carols along […]
As part of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE) Inmotion sustainable travel project, Meadowhall Shopping Centre staff have joined in with the 28 day ‘Busboost’ scheme. It sees over 300 employees receive free travel on any bus, train or tram across South Yorkshire. The initiative is part of the DfT’s £24.6m Local Sustainable Transport Fund […]