As Nottingham prepares to host this year’s Armed Forces Day, Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has paid tribute to the memory of a local hero, who was the son of a retired NCT driver. Originally from Beeston Rylands, Warrant Officer Sean Upton of the 5th Regiment Royal Artillery died in an explosion while he was on […]
In light of recent accidents involving coach drivers and undiagnosed Sleep Apnoea, the DVLA and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) Partnership Group have collaborated with clinicians and the haulage industry to develop a Q&A document on Sleep Apnoea. Entitled ‘Sleep Apnoea and Driving, the facts’, it provides answers to the most commonly asked questions surrounding driving […]
Jeff Clayton and Meera Rambissoon have taken up new roles at the TAS Partnership. The appointments are designed to widen and deepen the Preston based public transport specialist’s expertise. Jeff was previously Area Service Delivery Manager at First Manchester and latterly assisted Stagecoach with handing the Chester and Wirral depots into their ownership. He has […]
A group of blind and partially sighted people have taken part in an event that saw them swap places with bus drivers in Hull to demonstrate the barriers they face when travelling on buses. The event was part of the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) recently launched bus campaign: Stop for me, Speak […]
Stagecoach is to begin operating its new overnight sleepercoach routes between Scotland and London in July. The first of the new routes will serve Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Cumbernauld and London. Starting on 8 July, it will provide overnight services every day of the week, with tickets booked through the megabus.com website. The operator announced in […]
Services currently provided by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) and the Vehicle Operator Services Agency (VOSA) will be brought together within a single unit. The move has been made to create more convenient and cost effective motoring services. It is expected to allow the delivery of the same quality of testing and standards services to […]
Two 8.9m ADL Enviro200s have been added to the fleet of Redline Buses of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The buses are each specified with 26 Civic V3 seats, Wi-Fi, Mobitec destination equipment and Synectics CCTV. They will be used in St Albans on recently awarded Circle Line routes S4/S5 between Cotton Mill, the city centre and the […]
Fenn Holidays has added a Van Hool TX 17 Astron to its fleet. The coach has 48 TX seats with aircraft style tables, a centre sunken toilet, a road ahead camera, a sat nav, a DVD player, two fridges and a sink. Arriva Bus and Coach supplied the vehicle.