Department for Transport releases statement on Bus Services Bill

The highly anticipated Bus Services Bill, introduced in the House of Lords on Friday, was followed on Monday by the release of a public statement by the Department for Transport.

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Bus Services Bill: Does it really mean doom and gloom for the industry?

The Queen’s Speech has given the industry some much-needed direction and foresight regarding regulation of the bus industry. The government has confirmed that ‘London-style powers to franchise local services’ will be given only to mayoral combined authorities, limiting powers to franchise services to areas with directly elected mayors. Legislation to facilitate the use of autonomous… Read more »

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Extra coach parking in London on offer for May and June

An extra 1000 coach parking spaces will be available in central London during spring following a partnership between The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) and bus operator Go-Ahead.

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Mistral and McGill’s, Scotland’s largest independent bus operator, sign new deal

The company recently took the wheel of three new Alexander Dennis vehicles, taking Mistral’s total number of buses at McGill’s into double figures.

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Pointless road signs in firing line under government crackdown

Bus and coach drivers should have fewer pointless and out-of-date road signs to contend with under new powers that will be awarded to councils from Tuesday, April 22.

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Pothole Action Fund for smoother road journeys to fund council works in England

An initial investment of £50 million is to be shared across councils in England to address an identified 943,000 within the next 12 months.

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Mistral Used Bus Rentals – Ready for the road

View the range of quality used buses now available to rent from Mistral Bus and Coach.

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Cerys Jones joins Mistral Group in Manchester

Having spent more than six years working in the customer-focussed hospitality industry, Cerys, who enjoys drama, theatre and meeting new people, was a natural fit for the role.

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Mistral Seasonal Payment Plans mean it’s always the season to be jolly!

This set payment plan allows operators to make the most of peaks and troughs in cash flow by making larger payments during busier periods and smaller payments when it’s quieter.

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Mistral Asset Finance – we’re a safe bet for bus and coach finance

With fixed rate HP, operating lease, refinance and seasonal payment options, Mistral is a safe bet.

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