Wales spending £46m protecting bus services

The majority of bus services in Wales will be protected thanks to a new transitional scheme announced by the Welsh Government. Deputy Climate Change Minister Lee Waters is publishing details of the Bus Transition Fund in a joint statement with the WLGA and bus operators. The Deputy Minister with responsibility for transport confirmed the fund […]

Wolverhampton bus station “one of UK’s most accessible transport hubs”

Wolverhampton has become one of the UK’s most accessible bus stations after joining New York and Barcelona in testing the latest, inclusive technology. Transport for West Midlands has unveiled new smart codes at Wolverhampton Bus Station, giving passengers immediate access to wayfinding details and live travel information on their mobile phones. The six-month trial is […]

Transport Committee calls for greater bus support

A new report by the House of Commons Transport Committee’s is arguing that, while the Government’s 2021 National Bus Strategy was ambitious, full of good ideas and supported by extra, much-needed funding, it must maintain its focus to achieve it and build a network fit for the post-pandemic world with more investment in cashless payments, […]

TfL consulting on bus route cuts

Transport for London has responded to government demands for cost savings by outlining a “reshaping” of bus services in Inner London. TfL says that before the Coronavirus pandemic, it had made “huge strides” to improve its financial resilience, but that due to TfL’s reliance on passenger fares for the majority of its income, the effect […]

Acquisition grows Stagecoach bus operations in London

Stagecoach Bus Holdings Limited has entered into binding agreements to acquire Kelsian Group’s east London bus operations and depot at Lea Interchange for total consideration of £20 million. The company says upon completion, £10m will be payable, with a further £1m per annum payable for ten years commencing on the first anniversary following completion, subject […]

Scottish men shunning bus option

Men in Scotland are almost twice as likely to use their car for journeys that they know they could take the bus for compared to their female counterparts and are less likely to feel guilty about it. This is according to a survey providing a snapshot view of Scotland’s travel behaviours commissioned by First Bus […]

New safety features included in Maidstone Bus Station refurbishment

Work continues on the new look Maidstone Bus Station with additional safety features now being introduced to benefit the customers using the facility. The refurbishment will include new CCTV, enhanced lighting and improved public announcement equipment to help people as they arrive in town or board the buses in the area of the station situated […]


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