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First rejects proposed take-over By busandcoachbuyer -

First rejects proposed take-over

FirstGroup has rejected a proposed take-over offer by Apollo Global Management. The proposal was analysed by the operator and it was unanimously rejected, judging it to fundamentally undervalue the company. It was...

First rejects proposed take-over By busandcoachbuyer -

First rejects proposed take-over

FirstGroup has rejected a proposed take-over offer by Apollo Global Management. The proposal was analysed by the operator and it was...

Lucketts acquires Mortons Travel By busandcoachbuyer -

Lucketts acquires Mortons Travel

Lucketts Group has acquired north Hampshire-based Mortons Travel. This is the company’s second acquisition in four months, having...

Bus bonds success for Big Lemon By busandcoachbuyer -

Bus bonds success for Big Lemon

Brighton-based The Big Lemon has achieved its target of gathering £405,000 funding for three Optare single-deckers ahead of deadline. Last...

Rome vows zero emissions by 2025 By Mark Williams -

Rome vows zero emissions by 2025

The Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, has committed to buy only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure that a major area of the city is zero...

CPT launches coach retrofit survey By Chris Peat -

CPT launches coach retrofit survey

CPT has published a short online survey on the five proposed Clean Air Zones and London’s ULEZ. The survey is designed to help the...

Astons Coaches takes over M&S Coaches By busandcoachbuyer -

Astons Coaches takes over M&S Coaches

Astons Coaches, the Worcester bus and coach operator, has taken over M&S Coaches of Hereford. M&S was started 25 years ago by...

Community transport operator to run longest Metrobus route By busandcoachbuyer -

Community transport operator to run longest Metrobus route

Bristol Community Transport (BCT), part of the HCT Group, has been unveiled as the operator of Metrobus’s longest route. The operator is...

Plans for car-sharers in Manchester bus lanes criticised By busandcoachbuyer -

Plans for car-sharers in Manchester bus lanes criticised

Manchester’s Congestion Deal has been deemed “counter-productive”, according to Bus Users UK. Alarming the industry watchdog are...

£48m for low emission buses officially announced By busandcoachbuyer -

£48m for low emission buses officially announced

Transport Minister, Nusrat Ghani, has announced the new Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme, which provides a £48m funding pot for green buses....

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