Mellor Stratas selected for Bee Network Rochdale services

First Bus Manchester is buying locally as it begins to build preparations for running Rochdale bus services as part of the new franchised Bee Network from March next year. The operator together with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has selected Rochdale manufacturer Mellor with an order for 17 of its Strata Plus single-deckers. The Strata […]

Wrightbus to present hydrogen capabilities at Welsh show

Wrightbus will be showcasing the capabilities of hydrogen at the Hydrogen Day event in Cardiff on 10 October. The Northern Ireland-based firm will be exhibiting its hydrogen double-decker at the event. The company launched its first zero-emission bus, the Streetdeck Hydroliner, in 2020 in Aberdeen, with the fleet entering passenger service in January 2021. The […]

Government pledges £80m funding for buses into 2025

A further £80 million to support buses into 2025 has been pledged by the government. Today (28 September 2023), Roads Minister Richard Holden confirmed allocations for 64 local authorities across England from the £80 million investment in the Bus Service Improvement Plan+ (BSIP+) for 2024-25. Local authorities can use the funding to improve local buses […]

‘Roaring success’ at Oxford Tube as capacity to increase

Stagecoach reports its Oxford Tube service is a ‘roaring success’ and is to increase capacity. The boost to services will require more coaches added to the service. The scheduled coach service, operated between Oxford and London, is seeing strong demand, according to the operator. It reports demand in weekends in particular is ‘very high’. The […]


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