£2 bus fare cap to be extended as part of £150m funding

Every part of the Midlands and North of England is set to receive a share of £150 million of new funding to improve bus services over the next financial year, the Transport Secretary has announced. This is the first tranche of £1 billion worth of new funding that the government is dedicating to bus services […]

£80 million funding to improve and protect bus services

The Roads Minister has announced a further £80 million to support buses into 2025, with the aim of delivering lower fares, improved reliability and better bus services. Richard Holden has confirmed allocations for 64 local authorities across England from the £80 million investment in the Bus Service Improvement Plan+ (BSIP+) for 2024-25. Local authorities can […]

Oxford Bus Company orders 104 all-electric buses

Passengers in Oxford will be riding on a brand new fleet of zero emission buses on the city’s streets later this year, following an order placed by The Go-Ahead Group for 104 electric vehicles. The deal is Go-Ahead’s biggest electric bus order to date, adding to the group’s 350-strong fleet of plug-in buses across Britain, […]

Under-22s had 45 million free bus journeys in Scotland in first year of scheme

Almost 45 million free bus journeys have been made since the Scottish Government introduced free bus travel for under 22s a year ago. More than a third of the population, over 2.3 million people – everyone under 22, everyone over 60, and disabled people and carers – are eligible for free bus travel in Scotland. […]

Police hunt bus arsonists in East London

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following four bus fires that have been started deliberately since New Year. Two fires in Walthamstow took place on Monday, 2 January – the first at 17:55hrs on a route 215 bus and the second at 19:45hrs on Tuesday, 3 January on a route 97 bus. Police say […]

Scottish Government urged to copy England and cap bus fares

The Scottish Labour party is urging the country’s devolved administration to follow the Westminster government’s lead in England, and cap bus fares to £2. The BBC says it’s pointing to Transport Scotland statistics showing fares in Scotland have increased by 6% in real terms over the last five years, compared with a UK-wide rise of […]

Bus companies call for more congestion charging

Bus operating companies are urging ministers to add congestion charge zones in towns and cities to meet climate change goals. The Telegraph reports they suggest a £7 daily charge, imposed on motorists across parts of the country, as part of a package of “carrot and stick” measures to make buses more attractive. It says he […]

TfL reverses most bus cuts

Additional funding provided by London’s Mayor has allowed Transport for London to reassess its proposals for the bus network and cancel the changes Londoners were most concerned about. TfL says the pandemic’s effect on TfL’s finances meant that it had to rely on a series of short-term government funding deals, which had a series of […]

Coventry on the road to becoming UK’s first all-electric bus city

A £150 million project to create the UK’s first all-electric bus city by 2025 has taken a major step forward with 50 new greener buses on the streets of Coventry Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has been working with Coventry City Council on the scheme and has secured £50 million Department for Transport funding to […]


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