Coaches

Carmel Coaches licence revoked

Devon-based Carmel Coaches had its O-licence withdrawn as a result of failings in maintenance and loss of professional competence Following a public inquiry, Devon-based Carmel Coaches saw its O-licence withdrawn from 31 December 2020 following […]

Features

i-City in the country

Bus Service Manager at OTS of Falmouth, Craig George, shares the Ilesbus experience as he takes the new i-City low-floor Sprinter into service for the first time As has been reported in these pages recently, […]

Buses

Breaking down barriers

Fortitude Communications’ Greig Box Turnbull spoke to Phil Southall, Managing Director of Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel, Carousel Buses and City Sightseeing Oxford to give an insight into how the companies have adapted communications during […]

Features

A fitting send-off

Nick Larkin reports on the fitting final journey for a well-respected former employee of a Cambridgeshire coach operator A long-serving employee of Young’s Coaches of Rampton, Cambridgeshire received a fitting send-off when a classic DAF […]

Features

Bus museum trade plates row

Bus museums and other limited companies running historic vehicles are having problems renewing trade plate licences following new legislation, and the DVLA seems reluctant to help. Transport Museum Wythall has held a licence for over […]

Features

Tyre changes

Commercial vehicles have been exempted from 10-year tyre age restrictions. A circular sent to testers from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) includes a category headed: ‘Using old tyres on Historic Vehicles.’

Buses

Rural revival

Sargeants Brothers has a long tradition of operating rural bus services in Herefordshire, but a change in ownership in November 2019 has seen the company become ‘21st century ready.’ Richard Sharman paid a socially-distanced visit […]

Buses

At a crossroads

Following last week’s article on Go-Coach’s go2 DRT scheme, Peter Jackson continues his chat with Go-Coach Managing Director Austin Blackburn by looking to the future CBW: How much of an advantage is it being Sevenoaks’ […]

Buses

Solo gathering

Nick Larkin reports on a 17-year-old vehicle fitter who is building up a collection of Optare Solos – including the oldest survivor Ryan Coles works for Tech Trucks in Herefordshire, which has now taken over […]