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Norfolk Green is aiming to bring further improvements to bus users between King’s Lynn and Spalding, with the acquisition of Stagecoach’s... continue
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Bus News
By Andrew Garnett
A planned strike by bus driving staff in London was cancelled this week after bus operator Metrobus sought a legal injunction to prevent the... continue
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Bus News
Plans to create a “bus box” around Cardiff city centre have moved forward with plans to pedestrianise St Mary Street, the main... continue
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Go Ahead’s Bluestar business, part of the Go South Coast subsidiary, has launched a competing service that brings it head-to-head with former... continue
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Respected bus operator Trent Barton has placed an order for 13 Optare Solo midibuses as part of its ongoing fleet replacement and route development... continue
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Reading Buses has seen an increase of 26.9%  in the number of passengers on its Premier Routes 20 and 21, following the return of Freshers to... continue
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Bus News
Lothian Buses chief executive Neil Renilson  this week visited Wrightbus’ factory in Northern Ireland for a special preview of the... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
By Rhodri Clark
Two Welsh bus managers say they have misgivings about selling their businesses to French-owned transport group Veolia, and one is even offering... continue
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Cornish independent Western Greyhound has launched a new network of commercial services in Wadebridge in partnership with Cornwall County Council.... continue
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Bus News
Bus operators gave a mixed response to the introduction of nationwide free concessionary bus travel this week. Speaking at the Transit-supported The... continue
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Business Comment Lead Story
The news that Welsh bus entrepreneurs Nigel Bebb and Clayton Jones have misgivings about the sale of their profitable businesses is surprising. There... continue
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Bus News
By Andrew Garnett
Lothian Buses is in the running to scoop the UK Bus Operator of the Year Award for the second year in a row, this week’s shortlist for the 2008... continue
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Bus News
This week saw the shortlist for the 2008 UK Bus Awards announced. Those in line for an award include: City Operator Award (sponsored by Titan... continue
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In brief
Trent Barton relaunched its Red Arrow express coach service between Derby and Nottingham earlier this month with the introduction of refurbished... continue
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Regular Feature
By Andrew Garnett
The news earlier this year that Go Ahead was pulling out of the West Midlands bus market by selling Go West Midlands was not unexpected. After a... continue
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Bus News
Award-winning Cornish independent operator Western Greyhound has announced that it has seen passenger growth of  18% on its network of rural bus... continue
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Bus News
Bus operator Trent Barton has published its latest annual traffic hotspots report which highlight bottlenecks where buses can be seriously delayed or... continue
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Letters to the Editor
Joe Lynch, Liskeard, Cornwall
It may have been a typo, but as a resident of east Cornwall perhaps I could be allowed to correct an assertion in Terence Uden’s letter... continue
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People
easyBus has appointed Derek Wilson as its new head of marketing. He brings over 12 years of marketing and branding experience to the company and has... continue
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Regular Feature
By Rhodri Clark
For the past couple of years, trying to guess what Veolia is doing has been a topic of frequent conversation for managers at other South Wales bus... continue
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