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Letters to the Editor
Heather Clayton, Senior Director, Infrastructure and Knowledge Economy Group, Office of Fair Trading, London
Ben Colson’s point of view column (Transit March 20) contains a number of inaccurate statements. Mr Colson states that the “OFT justifies... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
Council-owned bus operator Cardiff Bus has officially apologised for predatory behaviour against a competitor at a public inquiry convened by Welsh... continue
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Ben Colson
Ben Colson
In more years in the industry than I care to remember, I cannot ever recall to Confederation for Passenger Transport putting out a press release... continue
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Letters to the Editor
As a member company of the Confederation of Passenger Transport and the former vice chairman CPT for the Welsh region, I am saddened by the view of... continue
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In Passing
As we all know any meetings between operators must be kept strictly above board in deference to competition legislation. After all nobody wants one... continue
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Regular News
Andrew Garnett
The news that the Office of Fair Trading is to launch an investigation into the state of the UK bus market has seen the proprietors of two... continue
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Opinion
At a time when thousands of jobs are being shed across the country, perhaps it is unsurprising that the suits at the Office of Fair Trading would... continue
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Regular News
Robert Jack
Britain’s bus industry has reacted with incredulity at the Office of Fair Trading’s decision to launch a market study into the supply of... continue
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Bus News
The Office of Fair Trading has announced that it is to investigate the recent purchases of Eastbourne Buses and Polegate-based Cavendish Motor... continue
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Business Comment
So Stagecoach has swooped in and has acquired south coast bus firm Cavendish Motor Services and promptly announced the business will be closed.... continue
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Bus News
Welsh bus entrepreneur Clayton Jones has announced that he is planning to launch a new network of commercial bus services in Cardiff from... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
By Andrew Garnett
Stagecoach has followed up its recent purchase of council-owned bus operator Eastbourne Buses with a deal to acquire local competitor Cavendish Motor... continue
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Lead Story
By Andrew Garnett
It has been revealed that employee-owned operator Preston Bus is in advanced talks with Stagecoach to sell the business in a rumoured £6m... continue
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Regular Feature
By Rhodri Clark
Nobody could personify the adage “once bitten, twice shy” better than Bev Fowles. After the collapse of AIM-listed 2Travel, where he was... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
By Rhodri Clark
Cardiff Bus could be sued after the Office of Fair Trading ruled this week that it was guilty of predatory conduct to eliminate rival operator... continue
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Bus News
The Office of Fair Trading has ruled that council-owned bus operator Cardiff Bus engaged in predatory action against failed AIM-listed bus operator 2... continue
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Regular News
Network Rail has appointed three new executive directors in a move which could prove to be the forerunner of a major overhaul of the company’s... continue
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Bus News
The OFT has used its ‘de minimis’ exception in deciding not to refer the completed acquisition of Cavalier Contracts by Stagecoach ... continue
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Letters to the Editor
Terence Uden
As surely as night follows day, another Stagecoach acquisition is immediately pounced upon by the Office of Fair Trading.  No matter that the... continue
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In brief
Stagecoach Manchester completed its planned acquisition of the independent bus operations of Bullock’s of Cheadle this week (Transit August 1).... continue
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