Derbyshire based Macpherson Coaches has added a Mercedes-Benz Tourismo to its fleet. Powered by a Mercedes-Benz OM457hLA Euro5 engine coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission, the coach has 49 seats, Luxline upholstery and a Professional Line 3 entertainment package. Company Director, Neil Macpherson, said, ‘This is our first full size, fully automatic, Mercedes-Benz coach after […]
Newcastleton based Telford’s Coaches has added a 12.9m Bova Futura 2 to its fleet. Powered by a DAF PR 360bhp engine matched to a ZF fully automatic gearbox, the coach has 57 seats, a centre sunken toilet, a CCTV system, a coolbox, a hot water boiler, an entertainment package and a forward facing camera. Moseley […]
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Following an in depth review of the company’s entire network, First has withdrawn six of its services in the south west of England.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 […]