Go North East has extended its Coaster service to re-establish a bus link to Newcastle for residents of Allerdene and Harlow Green in Gateshead. The move followed a public consultation in the local area undertaken by the Go-Ahead owned operator. The Coaster will run every 15 minutes between Whitley Bay and Gateshead, with buses then […]
Profits in the UK bus industry fell for the second successive year in 2011/12, according to The TAS Partnership’s 22nd annual Bus Industry Performance report. The report says operators have continued to control costs, with increases ‘well below inflation’. At the same time, revenue growth was also well under inflation, implying a sharp real-term fall […]
The DfT has announced £5m worth of funding for 11 local authorities under its Clean Bus Technology Fund. The money is to enable almost 400 buses to be upgraded to help reduce pollution. The government department has already provided £5m of funding, match-funded by the Mayor of London, to fit 900 of the capital’s buses […]
At Busworld 2013 in Kortrijk, VDL Bus & Coach will be showing two new models in the Citea range for the first time, one of which will already be familiar to UK operators. It is the new Citea MLE (Midi Low Entry) which is actually a left hand drive version of the Wrightbus Streetlite built […]
Go-Ahead owned Oxford Bus Company has donated all unclaimed passenger change to local causes. The company’s staff voted that the money should go to SERV Oxford, which transports medical supplies to hospitals during weekends and evenings.
US bus manufacturer, DesignLine, has filed for bankruptcy following worker layoffs and a two week shut down. According to news reports, the company listed assets of $14.06m and debts of $37.5m in its bankruptcy filing. One of its largest creditors was New Jersey Transit, which the manufacturer owed $3.64m for payments on buses not delivered. […]
Councillors in West Somerset have given their backing to a campaign by the Labour Party to bring back evening services on First’s 28 route between Minehead and Taunton. The operator announced last month that it was making cuts to evening services. The last bus from Minehead now leaves at 18.40. During a recent meeting, Watchet […]
For the second consecutive year, Reading Buses will be running special buses to take the town’s residents home on the final night of the Reading Festival on 25 August. Three routes will provide direct connections to south and west Reading, as well as the town centre. The council contracted ‘Night Track’ buses do not normally […]