Radical plans being considered by Reading Borough Council could mean the end of free peak-time travel for elderly and disabled people.Read the full story ›
Radical plans being considered by Hampshire County Council could mean an end to free bus travel for elderly and disabled people.Read the full story ›
Fourteen people have been injured after a bus collided with vehicles in Dartford town centre. A total of 25 vehicles have been damaged.Read the full story ›
A decision over plans to pedestrianise one of Oxford's busiest streets has been referred to the Department for Transport.
Oxford City Council say they want to ban buses from using Queen Street when the Westgate development opens in October.
Both the Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach upheld their objections to the plans at a meeting this afternoon.
They say it will have a 'long-term negative effect' on the city.
A teenage bus enthusiast from Rochester has had the chance to run his local bus depot for the day after sharing a selfie of himself painted with the bus company's colours.
Jenna Verdicchio has his story.
Jenna spoke to bus enthusiast, Conner Hughes, and General Manager of Arriva, Nick Elsden.
It's a first not just for Brighton, but for the country. Two electric buses - powered by solar energy - have arrived in the city and are about to pick up passengers day and night.
They're completely carbon neutral and they hope to lead the charge in a revolution in sustainable transport.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Norman Baker, Tom Druitt and Julia Fry.
More than 100 bus drivers in Dorset are due to go on strike on Monday in a row over pay. Drivers working for First Dorset in Weymouth and Bridport are starting their eighth week of action. Emergency timetables have been put in place for services, and the company says it will minimise disruption for passengers.
Reading Buses are set to be the first bus company in the world running double decker buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas from a bio-methane source.
The new buses will be a welcome addition to the company's fleet of 34 single deck Scania gas buses. The five new double-deckers cost around £1.3 million and Reading Buses' Chief Executive Officer, Martijn Gilbert, says the fuel has proven both cost viable and reliable.
For passengers, the buses will have the latest Reading Buses interior including comfortable high back seating, USB charging sockets for mobile phones and tablets, free superfast 4G wi-fi and next stop audio and visual customer information systems.
Our gas buses are consistently high performers in terms of both reliability and customer appeal with considerably quieter and greener engines than conventional diesel vehicles.
We were the first UK operator of Scania’s gas single deck buses and our experience of these has proven the economic case to add more such vehicles within our existing depot infrastructure and come back three years later with yet another major order that is again a ‘first’ for gas buses.”
A Berkshire bus company has reached the top five in a passenger survey.
Almost one thousand people were questioned by Transport Focus, the independent transport users watchdog.
Reading Buses gained a satisfaction score of ninety three per cent - well above the national average.
The rise in our overall satisfaction score reflects our commitment to continually improving our services and growing customer numbers. This is achieved through an unrelenting focus on the needs of our customers and is backed up with ongoing investing in the latest technology and facilities both on and off our buses."
A man has been photographed catching a free ride home by clinging to the back of a bus in Bournemouth.
The passenger was spotted holding on to the back of the yellow bus as it made its way through the busy city centre on Monday.
A spokesperson for the Yellow Buses company said the behaviour of the man is "astonishingly stupid, not to mention illegal."
The company is urging anyone who sees such anti-social behaviour to call and alert the police.