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Interview
Ian Morgan stepped back from the day-to-day running of TrentBarton last year, but his “semi-retirement” as non-executive deputy chairman... continue
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Cover Story Detail
The average Briton makes 20 long distance journeys every year, but only one is by coach. The coach sector is relatively small but there does appear... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
Centro has used powers in the Local Transport Act to set up a quality partnership in north Walsall which will see bus operators co-operate rather... continue
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Bus News
Andrew Garnett
Two Guildford bus operators have announced that they are to end the joint operation of two bus services in the town in a move that aims to improve... continue
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People
Scottish independent operator McGill’s Buses has announced the appointment of Ralph Roberts as managing director. He joins from Arriva’s... continue
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Inside View
Anonymous
For over 15 years the subject of achieving partnership working in one form or another between local authorities and bus operators has been a high... continue
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Projects
Andrew Garnett
Frustration over contractual issues that have left the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway delayed by more than a year boiled over into a public dispute... continue
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Bus News
Go Ahead has been named as the surprise buyer of Norfolk independent bus operator KonectBus. The London-based group acquired the 40-vehicle business... continue
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People
The Confederation of Passenger Transport has announced that Steve Whiteway, commercial director of the Epsom Coaches Group, will be its President for... continue
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Profile Detail
1980 Coach Driver Epsom Coaches After a decade as a carpenter and joiner, Whiteway fulfills an ambition to become a coach driver. 1... continue
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Profile
Andrew Garnett
It’s a busy time at Surrey bus and coach operator Epsom Coaches, with work on a £2m project to rebuild its head office and depot... continue
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Reflections
Peter Stonham
There are not many emotions stronger than a sense of personal identity and pride. For the success of public transport, all the evidence suggests that... continue
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Bus News
Two bus operators in Hampshire have launched a partnership in co-operation with Eastleigh Borough Council. Bus users in Hedge End and Botley will in... continue
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The Big Question
Clayton Jones, Proprietor, Heart of Wales Bus & Coach Company
When a private company engages in unfair practices to maintain a dominant market position, that’s disappointing - but understandable. Public... continue
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The Big Question
Mark Howarth, Managing Director, Western Greyhound
Because the deregulated bus market does not fit the OFT’s ideal business model, it has launched an investigation. But has the OFT protected the... continue
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Heroes & Villains - Hero
The recent cold weather has caught much of the country, like the MetOffice it would seem, by surprise. However, it also showed how managers, and even... continue
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Market
Lothian Buses Operates 650 buses. Edinburgh-based Lothian has had a rocky ride in recent years as a result of a cash crisis that led to network cuts... continue
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Market Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
The dwindling ranks of the council-owned bus operators look set to be further eroded with news emerging over the Christmas holiday that Ipswich... continue
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Bus News
Ipswich Buses could be the latest council-owned bus operator to pass into private sector hands with the media speculation before Christmas linking... continue
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BRT Report
Andrew Garnett
BRTuk’s recent annual conference in Cardiff was another opportunity to review progress for the mode For some years now the annual conference of... continue
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