Buses to share lanes with electric cars in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes along with Nottinghamshire and Derby, Bristol and London have all qualified for a share of £40 million in funding from the government’s Go Ultra Low City Scheme for their innovative green transport ideas.

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Francesca Bottomley joins Mistral Group in Manchester

Mistral is delighted to announce the appointment of Francesca Bottomley as its new Sales Team Assistant following a competitive recruitment campaign.

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Ambitious plan for contactless payment on 32,000 buses in UK by 2020

Within six years’ time every one of Britain’s 32,000 buses will be able to accept contactless payments, using debit or credit cards, under ambitious multi-million-pound plans being developed by the country’s major transport groups and independents, writes Mel Holley of RouteOne. “Around 76 million contactless cards are now in issue in the UK – a… Read more »

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Statistics show Alexander Dennis and Wrightbus led 2015 for vehicle registrations

On display in the latest figures by SMMT is 2015’s sharp increase in bus and coach registrations, writes busandcoach.com. “The rise of Wrightbus has been one of the significant changes in recent years to the registration league table published by SMMT. The Ballymena-based manufacturer has transformed itself from its former history as a bodybuilder to… Read more »

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Pollution-reducing technology to be installed in another 400 buses in England

Pollution-reducing technology to be installed in another 400 buses in England

Eighteen local authorities will receive support from the Clean Bus Technology Fund 2015 to retrofit 439 buses with technology to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions in pollution hotspots.

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Which bus and public transport app is right for you in 2016?

Looking to download a new app to help you navigate your bus service and public transport this year but not sure which one? We’re here to help with options for London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Scotland, Wales and more

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Disruption expected as Liverpool’s Queen Square bus station undergoes upgrade

Originally constructed in 1996, Queen Square Bus Station, which is owned and operated by Merseytravel, caters for one million buses each year and is reputed to be the busiest in Europe. Here’s what to expect during the upgrade.

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Tim Deakin explains effect of Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations from January 1, 2016

Tim Deakin is routeONE magazine’s Senior Staff Journalist and chief test driver. In his article titled ‘PSVAR regulations: Are you ready for PSVAR?’, Tim explains how single-deck buses used on local or scheduled services must satisfy the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000. “These legal obligations are not as simple as making sure you’ve got a… Read more »

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Telesales with a difference: Mistral Group hiring at its Manchester office

Mistral Group is a leading provider of asset finance and vehicles to the UK bus and coach market. The Asset Finance team specialises in providing funding for bus and coaches and the rental team is able to provide flexible rental solutions on leading bus and coach ranges. The businesses operate from a busy office in… Read more »

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New award categories added to the UK Coach Awards 2016 event

Entries are now being considered for ‘Coach Industry Website of the Year’ and ‘Best Coach Industry Brand’ following stakeholder feedback.

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