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Enhancing public transport with reliable and accurate RTPI

Issue 4 2016  •  19 August 2016  •  Jim Grieve, Programme Manager, SEStran & Stuart Maxwell, Director, WYG Ltd.

BustrackerSEStran is a regional fleet management and live bus information system covering south-east Scotland. Jim Grieve, Programme Manager at SEStran and Stuart Maxwell, Director of WYG Ltd, explore the challenges associated with delivering a successful long-term, multi-stakeholder public sector transport project of this type against a backdrop of significant capital and revenue budget cuts; evolving systems and communications options; and changing stakeholder aspirations…

Consultation begins on the future of transport systems in West Yorkshire

Industry news  •  18 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Members of the public can now have their say on the future of transport in West Yorkshire with the launch of a 3-month consultation.

FirstGroup places £70 million order for 305 new buses

Industry news  •  27 April 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Public transport operator FirstGroup has revealed it has ordered 305 new buses in contacts worth a total of £70 million.

Guided busway welcomes passengers in the North West

Industry news  •  30 March 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The North West’s new guided busway has welcomed the first passengers aboard services on the 4.5-mile route.

North West guided busway on track for operation

Industry news  •  17 February 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The North West’s first guided busway is on track for full service on 03 April 2016, providing quicker more reliable bus connections between Wigan, Salford and Manchester.

Over a hundred new buses for Scotland

Industry news  •  29 May 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

FirstGroup has announced the acquisition of 113 new buses for Scotland in an order worth £21 million.

FirstGroup place record £77.7 million order for new buses

Industry news  •  29 May 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

FirstGroup has today announced a record UK order for 385 new buses worth £77.7 million for delivery this financial year.

First Bus appoints new Operations Director

Industry news  •  27 April 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

First Bus has today announced the appointment of Adrian Jones as Operations Director responsible for driving improvements in operational and safety performance across its bus businesses portfolio.

Public to shape new vehicle design for premium Busway service

Industry news  •  16 April 2015  •  Nick Jackson

First is inviting the public to have their say on the premium bus service that will use the new flagship bus priority route between Leigh, Salford and Manchester…

UK’s first human waste Bio-Bus receives approval for regular service

Industry news  •  18 March 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

First West of England will operate the UK’s first Bio-Bus or ‘poo bus’ on Bristol’s service 2 route.

First Bus passenger satisfaction increases

Industry news  •  12 March 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The annual Bus Passenger Survey, published by independent watchdog Passenger Focus, has revealed 86% of First Bus passengers are ‘very’ or ‘fairly satisfied’.

Partnership delivers free wi-fi on all of York’s Park & Ride bus services

Industry news  •  27 November 2014  •  FirstGroup

Bus operator First and City of York Council have officially launched a free WI-FI service for tens of thousands of bus users thanks to York’s share of £50 million from the government’s Super-Connected Cities programme fund…

First bus passengers in the Midlands to benefit from groundbreaking fuel efficient bus

Industry news  •  11 November 2014  •  FirstGroup

Bus passengers travelling between Hanley and Blythe Bridge in the Midlands will have the opportunity to travel on board one of the most fuel efficient buses of its type in the world early in 2015…

Millbrook and First Bus work together to improve fuel efficiency of buses

Industry news  •  6 November 2014  •  Millbrook

The First Bus Millbrook Fuel Economy Test (FMFET) helps manufacturers reduce emissions…

First starts consultation on radical bus improvement

Industry news  •  26 September 2014  •  First

A “New Routemaster” London bus will be going on show to the public in Halifax to gain views on First’s proposal to deliver a radically improved bus service across West Yorkshire…

 

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