Go-Ahead Group and Lacroix & Savac agree strategic partnership

The Go-Ahead Group and Groupe Lacroix & Savac have entered a strategic partnership to explore opportunities to bid together for public transport contracts in France. Key points: * Partnership will explore opportunities to bid for bus contracts in Paris * The French market was identified as a priority under Go-Ahead’s new corporate strategy Under the […]

TfL seeks views on reshaping bus due to Government savings requirement

Proposals on reshaping the central and inner London bus network, following a Government requirement for significant savings, have been outlined by Transport for London (TfL) today. These proposals have been set out by TfL due to the Government requiring TfL to reduce service levels on London’s bus network. Key points: * Emergency Government funding needed […]

‘Zero-emissions, zero compromise’: Mellor brings new Sigma 7 to ITT Hub 

Mellor is exhibiting its new Sigma 7 battery electric, zero-emissions bus at ITT Hub today and Thursday (11-12 May). The new Mellor Sigma range comprises six models with overall lengths from 7 to 12-metres, 31 to 83 passenger capacities, ‘city’ and ‘rural’ specifications, plus width and passenger door configurations to further broaden the range to over […]

JMB Travel’s confidence shows with nine new Volvo buses

Family run JMB Travel based in Lanarkshire has just taken delivery of nine new Volvo B8RLE MCV eVoRas – the first time it has ordered new from Volvo Bus UK & Ireland. Supplied in the smaller 10.8 metre variant, all nine buses are now on the road and are ideal for manoeuvring on the semi-rural […]

Pelican wins ScotZEB’s debut order, taking 25% of McGill’s fleet to electric

Pelican Bus & Coach has revealed that the first bus order resulting from the Scottish Government’s Zero Emission Bus Scheme (ScotZEB) has been awarded to them by McGill’s Buses. The order is for a further 41 vehicles in total, 10 being E10 10.9 metre long zero-emission buses and 31 E12 12.17 metre vehicles.  The order follows the 55 vehicles […]

BYD ADL partnership’s electric bus wins plaudits in Ireland

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD UK jointly announced today that their electric vehicle partnership, the UK’s leading electric bus producer, has demonstrated its single deck electric bus to authorities, operators and stakeholders in the Republic of Ireland and in Northern Ireland. ADL is a subsidiary of leading independent global bus manufacturer NFI Group Inc. […]

ADL Enviro200’s fuel economy delivers savings for Delaine Buses

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has handed over the fourth Enviro200 in just 18 months to Delaine Buses of Bourne, Lincolnshire, as the lightweight single decker continues to deliver excellent fuel economy for the family-owned and run operator. After many years of buying heavier single deckers from other marques, Delaine Buses switched to ADL in 2020 […]

31 regions share £1bn BSIP funding: 48 get nothing

Although wrapped up as part of a wider announcement about a range of transport funding totalling £7bn, (City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements) on 4 April the Government revealed that 48 – more than half – of the 79 English regions that had submitted Bus Service Improvement Plans (BSIP) had failed in their bids. In total, […]

New IVECO Daily minibus takes passenger transport to the next level

The latest evolution of the Daily minibus family breaks new ground, introducing new adaptive and intelligent solutions that take interaction and collaboration with the driver and the transport operator to a new level, making the Daily minibus the perfect complement to the daily minibus range of Iveco Bus. The minibus was launched today at Millbrook […]