Improvements to new on-demand bus service announced in Shropshire

Improvements to Shropshire Council’s new on-demand bus service come into effect this month, in response to feedback from passengers. Shropshire Connect On-Demand was launched in December 2023, initially in two zones, and with plans in place to expand the service on a zone-by-zone basis. It has replaced the 544 (Shrewsbury to Lyth Hill) and 546 (Shrewsbury […]

Another 18 junctions set to have traffic signal bus priority in North East Lincolnshire

North East Lincolnshire Council and its delivery partner, Equans, are delivering 18 new traffic signal bus priority junctions across the borough in the upcoming months. The borough currently has 14 traffic signal bus priority junctions, and this will rise to 32 by the end of this year. Traffic signal bus priority junctions have technology to […]

Scottish bus operator announces partnership expansion with global travel tech company

THE UK’s largest independent bus company McGill’s has announced it will significantly increase the scale of its partnership with global travel tech company FlixBus this year. Following a huge expansion in 2023, which saw increased routes across Scotland as well as expanded cross-border services, the Greenock-based business is proud to expand again with travel tech […]

Transport Scotland launches Community Bus Fund

The Scottish Government has launched the Community Bus Fund, to support local transport authorities to explore the options for bus services set out in the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019, and improve public transport in their areas. More than £5 million is being made available as part of the shared policy programme with Green MSPs, with greater […]

Go-Ahead mobilises Manchester’s first Bee Network buses

The first Bee Network buses left depots in Bolton and Wigan this morning, marking the start of a new era for public transport in Greater Manchester. A fleet of 320 buses will operate 50 routes – the first piece in place of a network eventually intended to span buses, trams, trains and bikes across the […]

Four year plan to transform Liverpool City Council services

Liverpool City Council has published an ‘ambitious’ plan to improve services over the next four years. The Council Plan 2023-2027 sets clear aims and ambitions to shape the improvement of the delivery of services for the city’s half a million residents. The organisation has been on an improvement journey since the publication of a Best […]

Over 50 million free journeys made by under 22s in Scotland

Over 50 million free bus journeys have been made since the Scottish Government introduced free bus travel for under 22s over a year ago, it has reported. The Scottish Government’s concessionary bus travel schemes are the most generous in the UK, with over 2 million people across Scotland now eligible for free bus travel. Everyone in […]


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