FirstGroup has split its South West and Wales region into four separate business units. The move is part of First’s strategy to ensure its businesses are responsive to the needs of customers and other local stakeholders. Each of the new units is to be headed by an MD who will report directly to the Chief […]
West Coast Motors has acquired Bowman’s Tours, the Mull based bus and coach tour operator. The deal is expected to ensure continuity for staff at Bowman’s and ongoing development of Mull, Iona and Staffa as key Scottish tourist destinations. The company will officially change ownership on 24 June 2013. MD of West Coast Motors, Colin […]
PR Coaches from Southall, West London, has taken delivery of a 13.9m tri-axle Scania Irizar PB touring coach. It features 59 seats, an entertainment package, a centre sunken toilet, hot drinks facilities, a fridge and an air conditioning system. It is powered by a 470bhp engine coupled with a 12-speed automatic Opticruise transmission. The vehicle […]
G-Line Holidays of Lytham St Annes has received a 12.9m Volvo B9R with Plaxton Panther bodywork. The coach has an air conditioning system, 53 seats and a centre sunken washroom. It will be used on the operator’s UK and continental holiday tours, as well as for private hires. G-Line proprietor, Ernie Bradshaw, said, ‘We have […]
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 […]