UK bus and coach demand down by nearly a quarter

24 November 2020

Still grappling with the effects of the pandemic, the industry has seen the demand for new buses and coaches fall by 22.1% in the year’s third quarter (Q3) with just over 1000 vehicles being supplied.

Report paints worrying picture for future of bus services

29 October 2020

The future of local public transport services is at serious risk — including the potential for deep cuts to bus services — without continued Covid-19 financial support from the Government, according to a new report.

TUC campaigns to save Yorkshire’s buses

29 October 2020

As the Government’s eight weeks of emergency funding for buses came to an end, the TUC highlighted recent reports which suggest that 40% of Yorkshire’s bus services could be lost if funding is not maintained.

Chancellor urged to invest in buses

15 October 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak may have decided that this is not the time to go ahead with the Budget, as he confirmed recently, but the Treasury is still looking at future spending plans as it continues with the Comprehensive Spending Review.

New app promotes safer bus travel in Scotland

12 October 2020

Prentice of Haddington, McColls Travel and Garelochhead Coaches, three Scotland-based bus operators, have partnered with technology firm Passenger to introduce a new app which, they hope, will help rebuild trust in public transport as the Covid lockdown eases.

Bus use slashed during pandemic

23 September 2020

Bus and coach passenger charity, Bus Users, recently carried out a survey of 440 people to find out how they felt about returning to passenger transport travel now that lockdown has eased in most areas.