Preston-based operator Walton Swift Ltd has gone into liquidation. The firm, which operated from Longridge Road, provided bus and coach private hire for a range of customers including schools and professional football clubs.
Competition watchdogs have been asked to investigate McGill’s’ bid for Arriva West Scotland. Labour MP Jim Sheridan has written to the Monopolies Commission about the Greenockbased firm’s £10m deal to buy its rival – effectively […]
Reays is offering newspapers and free drinks to waiting passengers in Carlisle. The Wigton firm launched its Carlisle City Hopper network in 2010 in competition with Stagecoach. The rivalry has seen reductions in some fares […]
Optare is to end production of the original Solo design and continue with the later developed SR model only. First introduced 14 years ago, the Solo has sold over 4,000 units including those for export […]
Bus maker Alexander Dennis (ADL) has ended its brief skirmish with India’s Ashok Leyland for control of rival firm Optare. ADL, which is backed by Stagecoach founder and chief executive Sir Brian Souter, walked away […]
ADL considers a takeover after Optare refinancing agreement is announced Ashok Leyland has increased its stake in Optare plc to 75.1% as part of a refinancing agreement. Optare approved the deal conditional to the outcome […]
Partnership aims to develop new vehicles for Arriva’s UK and European bus operations Arriva’s UK Bus and Mainland Europe divisions are entering a ‘co-operation agreement’ with King Long, China’s largest bus exporter. The partnership will […]
Arriva Merseyside has won the silver Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice. The award, part of the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest firms, councils and communities, is shared with St Johns and Clayton […]
Ensignbus route 73, which runs between Lakeside and Tilbury Civic Square via London Road, Grays and Socketts Heath, will gain a 24 hour service on Mondays to Fridays from January 3, 2012.
Arriva is celebrating after receiving positive results from its annual customer satisfaction survey. For the second year running, the operator saw 92% of customers were satisfied with their overall journey on an Arriva bus. Following […]