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International

Pininfarina hybrid bus unveiled

Pininfarina – the styling company famous for work on thoroughbred sports cars such as the Ferrari F40 and Maserati GranTurismo – has unveiled its hybrid diesel-electric bus prototype at a transport exhibition in Milan. Pininfarina […]

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International

UITP appoints its first African president

Ousmane Thiam (Senegal) has been confirmed as the new president of the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) executive board, making him the first African president of the association. Thiam takes over from Alain Flausch, […]

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Buses

OS NW & Yorkshire at 75

Omnibus Society North West & Yorkshire celebrate 75 glorious years The North West & Yorkshire branch of the Omnibus Society marked its 75th anniversary on Saturday (22 October) with a special event at Bramhope, north […]

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Buses

Lothian Buses scoops CILT award

Lothian Buses has scooped up the winning entry in the Information Management category of the 2011 Annual Awards for Excellence from The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT). The awards were […]

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Cardiff Bus’ March court hearing could determine survival

Swansea-based 2Travel brings High Court action, claiming damages for lost profits and the failure of its business Cardiff Bus will face a court hearing in March which could determine whether the municipally-owned operator survives. The […]

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Buses

bakerbus Volvo hybrids join X1 route

Three Eclipse Gemini 2-bodied Volvo B5RLH Hybrids have entered service at bakerbus on its premier X1 route between Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Beaconside. Purchased with the help of the Department of Transport’s Green Bus Fund, […]

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Buses

Stagecoach West introduces new hourly County Link

On Sunday (October 23) Stagecoach West unveiled a new hourly bus service which operates from Gloucester to Hereford. The route 33 is a revision of an old route which terminated at Ross-on-Wye, meaning passengers for […]

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First Aberdeen and Unite avert strike

First Aberdeen has agreed a new deal with union officials to settle an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions. The result is the ending of the possibility of strike action by bus drivers at First […]

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Peter Huntley goes ahead

Peter Huntley is to leave his position as managing director of Go North East at the end of the year, after nearly six years in the post. Peter, who will be leaving the North East […]