Route One

Weekly magazine for the coach and bus industry including reports, features and comment on every aspect of the UK market.

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  • Sharpes of Nottingham: Van Hool is at the Sharpe end

    Sharpes of Nottingham: Van Hool is at the Sharpe end

    route-one.net 30 Aug '15, 5pm

    Operators running a classic coach or two are not uncommon, and Sharpes of Nottingham is one of them. It combines that respect for its history with a focus on buying the best for the front-line fleet, with Van Hool dominating. Tim Deakin reports. Some operators are happy to court publi...

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  • Ashok Leyland announces a “further commitment to the regeneration of the Optare.”

    Ashok Leyland’s Optare pledge

    route-one.net 29 Aug '15, 6pm

    Ashok Leyland has announced a “further commitment to the regeneration of the Optare.” Called Optare’s Customer Focused Business Excellence program the undisclosed multi-million pound investment will “address business capability and product portfolio to deliver manufacturing improvemen...

  • East Lancs brand’s 10th anniversary

    route-one.net 22 Aug '15, 10am

    Transdev has celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Witch Way service in East Lancashire. The branding is applied to buses on route X43 (Manchester-Nelson). The company gave free breakfasts and coffee to passengers at Burnley bus station. There was a birthday cake and balloons. Witch ...

  • Yorkshire Coastliner’s silver service

    route-one.net 19 Aug '15, 6pm

    2015 sees Yorkshire Coastliner celebrate its 25th anniversary. It’s part of Transdev Blazefield, and has much to look back on fondly – but with a new CEO at the group’s helm, just as much to prepare for in the future. Tim Deakin reports from Malton. Yorkshire Coastliner is an oddity i...

  • Volvo Bus is ‘above par’

    route-one.net 27 Aug '15, 10am

    Derbyshire County Council is consulting on proposals for how Dial-a-Bus ‘shopping buses’ could be run in the future. Six community transport groups currently provide these services through grant funding. In future, we are considering putting these services out to tender. We anticipate...

  • Yutong has set a target of five years to become the UK’s best-selling coach supplier -

    Yutong aims for UK No. 1 slot in just five years

    route-one.net 19 Aug '15, 3pm

    Yutong – already the world’s largest coach and bus manufacturer – has set a target of five years to become the UK’s best-selling coach supplier. Making the announcement – in an exclusive interview with routeone – one of Yutong’s most senior figures, Vice-President International Busine...

  • Island Fortitude’s Brijan Tours suddenly closes

    route-one.net 21 Aug '15, 8pm

    Island Fortitude Incorporated (IFI)-owned Brijan Tours suddenly closed on Friday (14 August). The east Southampton-based firm, which employed 15 people, is reported to have run out of money. It follows the resignation of sole director Gary Priest on 30 June, after he left IFI, whose H...

  • Our Sprinter & Transit Minicoach conversions are featured in the latest issue of RouteONE

    Fishwick’s range grows

    route-one.net 17 Aug '15, 4pm

    The already competitive minicoach market has become even more so via Colne-based dealer David Fishwick’s new range of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter- and Ford Transit-based models, which it says will tick most boxes. Tim Deakin visits Lancashire and tries out both of the newcomers. Increased ...


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