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Route One

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

Link: route-one.net

  • Trent Barton demonstrates commitment to the visually impaired by unveiling its 100th talking bus.

    Trent Barton unveils its 100th ‘Talking Bus’ - Route One

    route-one.net 19 Aug '14, 10am

    Trent Barton has demonstrated its commitment to making travel easier for the visually impaired by unveiling its 100th talking bus. The initiative has been welcomed by Guide Dogs, the UK charity for the blind and partially sighted. “Guide Dogs is pleased that Trent Barton is making the...

  • Migrants 'vital' for industry says People 1st research - Route One

    route-one.net 17 Aug '14, 6pm

    Research by skills and workforce development body People 1st shows that migrants are playing an increasingly important role in the passenger transport industry, with more than 20% of all roles filled by people from abroad and covering all levels of business. The report’s findings Migr...

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car has bought Burnt Tree, one of the UK’s largest providers of commercial rental vehicles -

    Burnt Tree bought by Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Route One

    route-one.net 16 Aug '14, 4pm

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car has bought Burnt Tree, one of the UK’s largest providers of commercial rental vehicles, for an undisclosed sum. The purchase increases the breadth of vehicles and services that Enterprise can provide to its customers under its flexible commercial vehicle hire div...

  • Now in service with Hoddesdon-based Golden Boy Coaches is an i6 integral, supplied by Irizar UK

    Golden Boy Coaches/Irizar i6 - Route One

    route-one.net 15 Aug '14, 5pm

    Now in service with Hoddesdon-based Golden Boy Coaches is an i6 integral, supplied by Irizar UK (01909 500514) and ordered after a visit to Irizar’s factory in Spain. The 53-seat, 12.9m coach has performed faultlessly in its eight weeks in service so far and was delivered exactly when...

  • LA's bidding for the Department for Transport’s £5m Clean Vehicle Technology funding may fall into the NOx trap -

    NOx warning for Local Authorities - Route One

    route-one.net 16 Aug '14, 2pm

    Local authorities bidding for the Department for Transport’s £5m Clean Vehicle Technology funding may fall into the NOx trap, warns real-world emissions measurement specialist Emissions Analytics. Local authorities are required to document how they will monitor and evaluate real-world...

  • Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) ‘Train, Learn, Drive and Earn’ programme has had a 96% success rate.

    Training, Learning, Driving and Earning with TfGM - Route One

    route-one.net 16 Aug '14, 1pm

    An innovative transport scheme aimed at helping unemployed people back into work has seen its first graduates take to the roads as bus drivers. Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) ‘Train, Learn, Drive and Earn’ programme has had a 96% success rate in helping graduates into paid ...

  • New award for UK Bus Driver of the Year!

    New award for BDoY National Final - Route One

    route-one.net 16 Aug '14, 10am

    When the National Final of the UK Bus Driver of the Year (BDoY) Competition takes place in Blackpool on Sunday 14 September, a new trophy will be awarded. The fifth-placed finalist will be presented a trophy by Vix Technology, which has joined the ranks of BDoY sponsors. The trophy wi...

  • An interesting article about the development of the @plusbus_UK rail ticket add-on:

    Plusbus continues to promote the bus industry - Route One

    route-one.net 09 Aug '14, 9am

    Plusbus has been quietly – but noticeably – promoting the bus industry for 12 years on a national level. And it’s still evolving to make it even easier for train travellers to catch the bus, wherever they go. Thanks to Plusbus, members of the public in any area, when buying train tick...

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