26 Oct '12, 4pm

Bus and Coach News: Passenger rights legislation delayed: Following consultation on the Euro... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: Passenger rights legislation delayed: Following consultation on the Euro... #bus #coach #diesel

Following consultation on the European legislation on coach passengers’ rights, the Department of Transport has said the new rules will not be fully enacted in the UK until 2017. EU regulation 181/2011 comes into force across Europe in March 2013 and applies to regular services over 250 kilometres. When it started consultation in July the DfT said its preferred approach was to seek the maximum four-year exemption where possible. Transport minister Norman Baker says: “We want people taking coach trips and long-distance bus journeys to get a fair deal but we also want to avoid tying operators up in expensive red tape. Many of these provisions are already best practice among major long-distance bus and coach operators, including the offer of assistance to passengers with disabilities. In addition, domestic law already provides protection for passengers under consumer and equa...

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busandcoach.com 26 Oct '12, 4pm

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Bus and Coach News: Strike called at First in the south-west: Two strike dates have been set... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: Strike called at First in t...

busandcoach.com 26 Oct '12, 4pm

Two strike dates have been set by trade union RMT at First Devon and Cornwall – Friday 26 October and Friday 9 November. T...

Bus and Coach News: Lost coach concessions to hit NX profits: National Express has warned th... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: Lost coach concessions to h...

busandcoach.com 29 Oct '12, 5pm

National Express has warned that the loss of £15million of annual concessionary coach travel income will have an impact on...

Bus and Coach News: First looks for growth with Hyperlink: First has relaunched its main Lee... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: First looks for growth with...

busandcoach.com 29 Oct '12, 5pm

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Bus and Coach News: Government plans more devolved funding: The government is inviting 20 En... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: Government plans more devol...

busandcoach.com 29 Oct '12, 5pm

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Bus and Coach News: NEBOA launch QCS alternativ...

busandcoach.com 31 Oct '12, 11am

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Good Coach, Bad Coach: Motivation, Hormones, an...

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Bus and Coach News: Quality agreement for Sandwell: Improved bus links to the Merry Hill sho... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: Quality agreement for Sandw...

busandcoach.com 04 Nov '12, 10am

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Bus and Coach News: Greyhound retrenches with major cuts: First's UK Greyhound express coach... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: Greyhound retrenches with m...

busandcoach.com 18 Oct '12, 10pm

First's UK Greyhound express coach operation, launched in 2009, has been cut back with the ending of the services between ...

Bus and Coach News: Go-Ahead aims for increased...

busandcoach.com 18 Oct '12, 10pm

Go-Ahead is looking for organic growth in its bus business with the aim of having a bus division operating profit of £100m...

Bus and Coach News: First sells Wigan to Stagecoach for £12m: FirstGroup has sold its Wigan ... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: First sells Wigan to Stagec...

busandcoach.com 31 Oct '12, 11am

FirstGroup has sold its Wigan bus operations to Stagecoach for £12million. The sale is part of what First describes as the...

Bus and Coach News: Commissioners query competence: Concerns about the capabilities of trans... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: Commissioners query compete...

busandcoach.com 04 Nov '12, 10am

Concerns about the capabilities of transport managers – including the impecunious and the incompetent - are raised by two ...