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Letters to the Editor
By Jim Davies, Public Transport Manager, Herefordshire Council, Hereford
Ben Colson (Transit September 26) draws a distinction between the merits of private enterprise and centralised planning when it comes to the... continue
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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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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
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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Bus News
Five rural Demand Responsive Transport services face withdrawal next month, as the DRT concept continues its ever bumpy ride in the UK. The routes... continue
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Bus News
A six-year attempt to sustain an hourly bus service in rural Herefordshire will end next month. In 2002 the county council pump-primed a doubling... continue
Categories: Bus, Rural Bus, Stagecoach, Wales
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Bus News
By Andrew Garnett
THE?ISSUE?of increasing European legislation on the rural bus networks of Britain was back under the microscope last week when Radio 4’s You... continue
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Yorkshire MEP Timothy Kirkhope has said that the European Union’s 50km rule, where buses without a tachograph need to stop after 50km, is... continue
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In a move to boost capacity and modernise the fleet, Western Greyhound has upgraded its double-deck fleet and added a further five 10-year old Volvo... continue
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Norfolk Green managing director Ben Colson has warned that his company needs an additional 2,000 passengers every day in order to maintain his... continue
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Letters to the Editor
Ben Colson doesn’t seem to understand that in considering the causes of rural bus decline, Campaign for Better Transport does “point the... continue
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Bus News
by Andrew Garnett
A LEEDS MP has called on the government to simplify the way in which local authorities can introduce greater regulation of the bus industry and... continue
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Regular News
Two rural towns which had no through buses now have an hourly link, after an outbreak of competition in North Wales. On October 1 Arriva launched an... continue
Categories: Bus, Rural Bus, Arriva, Other, Wales
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Regular News
I was heartened to recently read that the unitary authority in Swansea has succeeded in tempting 20% of the users of the revamped Gower Explorer... continue
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Bus News
The rural bus will become an endangered species unless action is taken now by central and local governments, according to a new report by the... continue
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Bus News
A revamped network has achieved the holy grail for country buses of attracting significant numbers of people out of cars. Passenger surveys on Gower... continue
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Lead Story
By Andrew Garnett and Meera Rambissoon
VOSA HAS quashed industry rumours that indicated it was softening its line on the application of the controversial EU ‘50km rule’ on bus... continue
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Ben Colson
By Ben Colson
One thing that really gets my goat is the exorbitant charges that some conference organisers charge for attendance, not least when local authorities... continue
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Bus News
By Andrew Garnett
THE CONTENTIOUS issue of the European Union’s recently introduced “50km rule” was back in the spotlight last week with the being... continue
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Bus News
The decision by Veolia Transport to bid for bus contracts in rural Powys may have resulted in local operators cutting their tender prices, one of the... continue
Categories: Rural Bus, Other, Veolia, Wales
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