An 8.8m Wrightbus Streetlite has been received by Edwards Bros of Tiers Cross, Pembrokeshire. The single decker has 31 high back Lazzerini seats, two tip ups in the wheelchair bay, Mobitec LED destination equipment and a Cummins engine coupled to a Voith gearbox. The bus was supplied by Mistral Bus & Coach Plc.
Evening buses on service 70 running between Walsall and Bloxwich via Birchills, Beechdale, Sainsbury’s Store, Leamore and Dudley’s Fields will be operated by Arriva Midlands from 9 June 2013. During the day it is run by National Express West Midlands. The contract for the route was awarded by West Midlands transport authority, Centro. The operator’s […]
Stagecoach carried a Royal passenger recently as the Queen sampled the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway as part of a visit to the county. She has been pictured boarding one of the Volvo B7RLE Wrightbus Eclipse single deckers operated by Stagecoach on the Busway. Contrary to reports in the national media, the bus ran on time. A […]
Following a unanimous vote at its 2013 AGM, Tracy Jessop, has been appointed to the Board of Bus Users UK. Tracy is currently Assistant Director for Travel and Transport at Norfolk County Council, where she manages the authority’s portfolio of services for strategic transportation issues. She leads a team of staff delivering public transport, covering […]
Any remaining entries for the 2013 UK Bus Awards must be made soon. The deadline for getting them in is 7 June 2013. Judging is to take place in early August, with the shortlist set to be announced at Heathrow Airport on 10 October. Visit www.ukbusawards.org.uk to make an entry online and find out more.
Following an in depth review of the company’s entire network, First has withdrawn six of its services in the south west of England. The company has also started the collective consultation process with trade unions on the possibility of up to 12 redundancies at its Bridgwater bus depot in Somerset. However, the company is hopeful […]
Three options have been put forward by the DfT for tackling traffic congestion and capacity issues in the Lower Thames area. ‘Option A’ would see a new crossing at the site of the existing A282 Dartford-Thurrock crossing. ‘Option B’ involves connecting the A2 Swanscombe Peninsula with the A1089. ‘Option C’ would see the M2 connected […]
Commissioner of TfL, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, has been elected President of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) during the General Assembly of the 60th UITP World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition in Geneva. Sir Peter takes over the position from Ousmane Thiam, the first African President of the Association. Sir Peter […]