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Rail firms have limited ambitions this May after the 2018 fiasco

Teachers fail to escape £400 parking tax as details are unveiled

Teachers in Scotland won’t be exempt from a proposed new Workplace Parking Tax, it has emerged, after details of the controversial plan were unveiled last night.

Third tram extension part of ten-year plan for Edinburgh

A city centre tram loop would be built in the heart of Edinburgh under the biggest proposed transport overhaul of the Scottish capital in living memory.

Welsh gov pushes for diversity in bus drivers

Business Wales, part of the Welsh Government, has launched a new pilot scheme to help bus operators recruit a more diverse range of drivers.

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Coach and Bus Week

  • ArrivaClick introduces sustainable transport to new developmentIn a new initiative, ArrivaClick has formed a partnership with the Drummond Estate for New Lubbesthorpe, one of the largest new housing developments in the East Midlands. A £15m motorway bridge has also already opened in order to provide greater connectivity for future residents of the area.
  • The case for coachesThe Independent Transport Commission held its Spring Discussion Evening on 30 April, considering what the future holds for coach travel in Britain. James Day reports
  • FirstGroup announces board changesOn 2 May FirstGroup announced its most recent board changes. Ryan Mangold has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) which will take effect from 31 May 2019.
  • New Stagecoach Express service set to link East Kent to LondonThe new service will operate under the Stagecoach Express brand between Canterbury and North Greenwich. North Greenwich offers excellent connections to the capital and is also the location of The O2 arena.

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  • RAIB to investigate track worker near miss in WalesThe RAIB has launched an investigation into a near miss incident where a track worker narrowly avoided being hit by a passenger train. The train was travelling between Dovey Junction and Borth stations at approximately 59mph on 2 April when it nearly hit a track worker at Ynys Hir. The track...

Route One (Bus and Coach)

  • Stagecoach launches new Manchester Airport serviceStagecoach Manchester has launched a non-stop bus service from Stockport to Manchester Airport. The x30 runs non-stop via the M60 and M56 and partially replaces the 330 service from Ashton to Manchester Airport. Combined, the x30 and the 103 services will provide up to four buses an hour between the World Freight Terminal and the main Airport.
  • Is it time to tackle buses' perception problem?Research conducted by the rail industry has revealed that a perception problem surrounds buses. Is it time to tackle it? Yes, says our Westminster man, although some of the views expressed are ‘ridiculous’
  • Welsh gov pushes for diversity in bus driversBusiness Wales, part of the Welsh Government, has launched a new pilot scheme to help bus operators recruit a more diverse range of drivers.

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