Irizar has launched two systems so that UK coach operators can combat challenges posed by coronavirus, including a ventilation modification which purifies the air and potentially traps viral particles from circulating. Working in conjunction with air-conditioning supplier Hispacold (part of the Irizar Group of companies), Irizar (UK) now offers the eco3 air-purifier, which can be […]
NAT Group has announced it has discontinued its overseas operations with immediate effect. The move is due to the ban on international travel introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The South Wales-based operator is now to focus all of its efforts on running high-quality bus services and private hire throughout the UK. The company […]
London’s congestion charge is to be reinstated on 22 June after being suspended on 23 March. Read the full story from the BBC here.
BYD is to supply 12 electric articulated buses to São José dos Campos, in São Paulo state, Brazil. For the city’s new Green Line Project corridor, all the buses are scheduled to be delivered in the next 18 months. The 12 units of 22-meter-long articulated buses will be manufactured by BYD in its facility in […]
Glasgow-based AWL Minicoaches has had its operator licence revoked after DVLA discovered longstanding maintenance defects. Alan Laughlin, owner of AWL Minicoaches, is disqualified from holding or obtaining an operator’s licence in Great Britain for a period of five years. The company’s Transport Manager, Thomas Walker, no longer satisfies the requirements of good repute and is […]
Stagecoach is set to launch an app-based demand responsive bus service for NHS workers this month. Stagecoach’s customised travel solution, branded as Stagecoach Connect, was developed from concept to delivery with ViaVan in two weeks to help NHS employees access hospitals and other key workplaces in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The operator is […]
Transport for London (TfL) is to receive a government funding package worth £1.6 billion to protect its services. The deal is intended to increase services to help make sure people can follow social distancing guidelines while travelling. It comes after the city’s bus and Tube network has seen unprecedented service level drops due to the […]
Nottingham City Transport (NCT) is deploying Freeway Fleet Systems’ mobile technology across its engineering operations. Engineering staff are being equipped with rugged tablet devices that synchronise in real time with a central Freeway system for managing the maintenance of its 300-plus buses. Freeway is providing NCT with a secure and fully-managed cloud solution, minimising the […]