Bus journeys up by 19% in England over the last year

Bus journeys have increased by 19% in England and 29% in Scotland in the last year, according to latest data released by the Department for Transport. Responding to the news, Alison Edwards, Director of Policy and External Relations at the Confederation of Passenger Transport, the trade association for the UK’s bus and coach sector, said:  […]

Milton Keynes goes back to basics to encourage more bus use

Milton Keynes City Council is using Government funding to provide residents with printed bus timetables as part of a campaign to encourage more people back onto buses and secure the future of services. Last month, Government’s £2 cap on bus fares which was due to end on 31 October was extended to 31 December 2024. […]

Fare outcomes: Understanding transport in Wales’s cities

Centre for Cities in partnership with TUC Wales has shown how increasing public transport use in Wales will help Welsh Government boost economic growth and reach net zero. The report says city transport connectivity has become a prominent topic in the UK policy debate in recent years. Public transport has been seen as a lever to […]

Engagement announced for public transport improvements in Backwell

Local residents, community groups and businesses are being asked to put their views and comments forward to help shape plans for public transport design improvements for Backwell, North Somerset. Local residents and businesses will receive an invitation to a drop in event where initial concept designs for renovated bus stops, proposed bus priority measures at […]

Weymouth Station scheme does the double at top regional engineering awards

A transformational project to create a more welcoming and user-friendly space for residents, businesses, and visitors at Weymouth train station has won two trophies at the ICE South West Civil Engineering Awards 2023. The £1.2m project led by Dorset Coast Forum in partnership with Dorset Council, using funding from South Western Railway, was designed by […]

Transport Planning Society calls for introduction of National Transport Strategy

There should be a National Transport Strategy that aligns with spatial planning and the devolved nations’ transport strategies, alongside delivery of an integrated, accessible and affordable public transport system across the UK, according to the Transport Planning Society. TPS has published its member-led manifesto setting out a five-point plan to improve the transport network. The Society […]

Consultation on potential changes to Kings Road outbound bus lane in Reading

Proposals to change the use of a bus lane on the main route east out of Reading are now out for consultation. Reading Borough Council is asking for views on a potential change to the vehicles permitted to use the eastbound bus lane out of Reading on Kings Road towards Cemetery Junction. The potential change […]

New bus SaverCards launched in Hertfordshire

Two new bus SaverCards have been launched through Hertfordshire County Council’s Intalink partnership, opening up discounts on bus fares. This is being funded from the Bus Service Improvement Plan and the Department for Transport. The new Senior SaverCard will enable those over 60 years old to obtain significant discounts on multi operator tickets.. The 19-25 […]

New initiative supporting women in bus and coach sector launches across UK

The first national network to support women in the bus and coach industry launched at an event in Birmingham on Wednesday 8 November. Representatives from across the bus and coach industry came together yesterday to celebrate the launch which celebrates and encourages women and allies working in the bus and coach industry across the whole […]


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