As part of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE) Inmotion sustainable travel project, Meadowhall Shopping Centre staff have joined in with the 28 day ‘Busboost’ scheme. It sees over 300 employees receive free travel on any bus, train or tram across South Yorkshire. The initiative is part of the DfT’s £24.6m Local Sustainable Transport Fund […]
A team of seven Stagecoach Yorkshire bus drivers dressed as reindeer pulled one of the company’s double deckers through Doncaster town centre in a charity event in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Philippines Typhoon Appeal. A total of £770 has been raised so far, with the operator promising to match the funds.
West Midlands ITA (Centro) is to put in place what it describes as an extensive bus timetable for the festive period. Boxing Day in particular, when no trains are running, will have ‘the most comprehensive bus timetable for decades’. It will see frequent services throughout the day, arriving in city centres as early as 06.30. […]
Bus passenger organisation, Bus Users UK and National Express have launched a new discount card. It entitles members of the group to a third off all coach travel with the operator for a full year from the date of purchase. Costing £5 it will be offered as part of the Bus Users UK membership package […]
Bus use across England fell 1% in the year to September 2013, according to the latest quarterly statistics from the DfT. There was an estimated 4.61bn passenger journeys made, which is around 45m fewer than the previous year. Patronage in the country reached a 20 year high of 4.67bn in 2008/09 and has since remained […]
First Glasgow has launched its biggest ever marketing campaign. The company is to distribute ‘Christmas vouchers’ to 420,000 households in the city, in total worth £2.5m. Customers making use of the vouchers will have the chance to win prizes, such as iPad minis, shopping vouchers and free bus travel. The giveaway is part of the […]
Tachodisc’s MD, Karen Crispe, has been elected onto the Executive Board at The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Karen has been involved with the organisation as the Deputy Chair of SMMT’s Commercial Vehicle Group. She said, ‘This appointment is a great honour for me personally and Tachodisc. Through my experience of working closely […]
TfL has celebrated a successful first year of accepting contactless payment cards on all London’s 8,500 buses. It was launched on 13 December 2012, when 2,061 customers made 2,586 journeys using the system. Over 6.5m journeys have now been made using an American Express, MasterCard or Visa Europe contactless payment card. TfL claims usage continues […]