21 Jun '12, 12pm

Bus and Coach News: Cabotage confusion for Ireland operators: Operators from the Republic of... #bus #coach #diesel

Operators from the Republic of Ireland running school contracts which operate exclusively in Northern Ireland will have to establish operating centres in the north, under new guidance from Northern Ireland environment minister Alex Attwood. Attwood says that the hiring of buses from the republic does not comply with European Law. He explains: “My primary concern is, and has to be, to ensure that all bus journeys in Northern Ireland are safe and comply with all relevant laws. “This is a complex area. I have therefore issued advice to clarify the position for people hiring buses, bus operators, parents and the public. “The result will be that operators from the South will have to register in the North. If this is done then southern operators will be able to work or continue to work in the North. I have made this judgement at all times with the primacy of children’s safety an...

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