CAVForth: A driving force for safety

While self-driving cars and services are already operating in cities across the US and China, Scotland is believed to be the first country to launch autonomous buses to the public. The fleet of five full-sized buses, which each have a safety driver onboard, can carry up to 10,000 passengers per week on the 14-mile route […]

‘Hop on’ ANY bus with more convenient tickets in Portsmouth

Bus users in Portsmouth have reason to celebrate as the city unveils a range of new bus tickets, for both First and Stagecoach buses, that promise to make bus travel more convenient and accessible to all. Effective from the 11 February, three new bus tickets are available to people travelling alone or as part of […]

Launch of all-electric bus fleet to service Oxford passengers

A partnership between Oxfordshire County Council and bus operators has launched what will be one of the biggest UK fleets of electric buses outside London. The £82.5 million project will deliver 159 new battery buses on to the roads of Oxford – the first of which have already gone into service. It has also funded […]

More bus services set to be rolled out in Portsmouth

More bus services, including two extended 24-hour routes, will now roll-out in Portsmouth. Stagecoach’s number 23 route between Leigh Park and Southsea, alongside the number 2 First Bus from Paulsgrove to The Hard will run round the clock. Several other routes across the city will run more frequently during the week and at weekends. The […]

CAV Forth bus wins self-driving industry Vehicle of the Year Award

The driverless bus project near Edinburgh, CAV Forth, has won headline Vehicle of the Year prize at the inaugural Self-driving Industry Awards. The fleet of five single-decker, low-emission Stagecoach buses which have been taking fares in Scotland daily since May, has given passengers their first taste of self-driving public transport. Presented at the Turner Contemporary […]

Newspaper readers remain unconvinced about driverless bus

A poll of newspaper readers in Scotland suggests more needs to be done to convince people that driverless buses are a good idea. Asked by the Courier newspaper whether they would travel on the driverless bus service between Fife and the outskirts of Edinburgh, 964 readers responded, with more than two-thirds, 652 people voting “no“, […]

Public-use driverless bus service begins operation in Scotland

The CAV Forth autonomous bus service across the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh is beginning operation of a scheduled passenger service seven days a week on Stagecoach’s new AB1 route. Buses will depart Ferrytoll Park & Ride in Fife for Edinburgh Park interchange every 30 minutes. The 14-mile route uses the Forth Road Bridge and […]

Newspaper readers still unsure about the safety of driverless buses

A newspaper in Scotland is running a poll of readers asking if they’d ride in a driverless bus when its service launches next week, and at the time of writing two thirds say “no”. The CAV Forth service launches next Monday across the Forth Road Bridge and newspaper the Courier is running a poll of […]

Stagecoach confirms its largest ever order of electric vehicles

Stagecoach, the UK’s biggest coach and bus operator has today (6 April) announced its plans to introduce 170 fully electric vehicles in Stockport as it places its largest electric bus order to date.  The electric fleet of 150 double deck and 20 single deck vehicles, which will be produced by Volvo/MCV represent an investment by […]

Stagecoach launch UK’s first fully-electric city bus network in Inverness

Stagecoach has celebrated the launch of the UKs first fully-electric city bus network in Inverness today (Thursday 2nd February), where they were joined by Minister for Transport Jenny Gilruth MSP. 25 brand-new zero-emission Yutong E10 buses are now operating on all city centre routes. The vehicles can operate from morning to evening on a single […]

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