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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said that the franchise model on Britain’s railways needs to be re-examined in order to avoid a repeat of the failures seen across the transport infrastructure in the last few months

New high capacity hybrid bus hits London roads

The BCI Enterprise 2HD, powered by Vantage Power tech and delivered to Go-Ahead London by Ensignbus, can carry up to 130 passengers

Deliver NPR by 2032 and invest £100bn in northern transport by 2050, MPs demand

A cross-party group of MPs have written to the chancellor calling for £100bn of investment to transform the north of England’s transport by 2050. The letter welcomed the Treasury’s “ongoing commitment to deal with this issue by reversing decades of underinvestment,”...

Friday, 03 August 2018

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  • New coach park announced for BlackpoolA new coach parking facility will officially open at Blackpool Airport on 11 August. The coach park (FY4 2QS), which is on the site of the old P2 Car Park, is ten minutes from the M55 and open daily from 9am to 11pm. A day’s parking will cost £20 and overnight stays can be accommodated (£35) for operators booking in advance.
  • Irizar ieTram – Bus Euro Test 2018Irizar’s decision to embrace eMobility and enter the city bus market has been a wholehearted one, and a new company was formed in 2016 to foster its ambitions.

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  • HCT Group acquires Powells BusHCT Group has acquired Powells Bus, the Rotherham-based bus operator. This is the company’s first commercial bus operator acquisition.
  • Gallery: CPT Ride & Drive returns for sixth yearThe Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) held its annual Ride & Drive event at North Weald Airfield last Friday, attracting a strong line-up of the latest and greatest machinery. Peter Jackson was there
  • Thames Valley Buses trials electric YutongSlough Borough Council’s transport team partnered with Reading Buses-owned Thames Valley Buses to trial the first full-electric bus along the Green Line 703 service.The single-decker Yutong E12, operated from Slough to Heathrow Airport and between Windsor, Legoland and Bracknell. The two-week trial finished on 27 July. The electric bus, which received positive feedback from users via social media, acted as one of the four vehicles operating on the 703 route daily.
  • NatEx bucks trend with profit, revenue and patronage growthNational Express has posted its half-year results for 2018, which have shown revenue and profit growth across the board.Group revenue increased from £1.17bn to £1.21bn, an increase of 3.2%. On a constant currency basis, the percentage increase was 6.4%.
  • New high capacity hybrid bus hits London roadsThe BCI Enterprise 2HD, powered by Vantage Power tech and delivered to Go-Ahead London by Ensignbus, can carry up to 130 passengers

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