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2015

31 DEC 2015

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31 Dec 2015 | 11:26

Seven injured in bus collision
Seven people sustained injuries in a crash between a bus and a van in Leyton, Greater London.

12 DEC 2015

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12 Dec 2015 | 12:21

Teenage rider dies in bus crash
A teenager riding a ‘hoverboard’ in Greater London has died in a crash with a bus, police have said.

09 DEC 2015

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09 Dec 2015 | 11:17

Four people injured in bus crash
Three people were hospitalised after the driver of a double-decker bus lost control of the vehicle and crashed in Greater London.

30 NOV 2015

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30 Nov 2015 | 10:23

Park-and-ride officially opened
A new park-and-ride site in Bicester, Oxfordshire, which provides 580 spaces, has officially opened after a 12-month delay.

24 NOV 2015

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24 Nov 2015 | 11:00

Anger over proposed bus cuts
If West Berkshire Council scraps its school buses, it will force pupils to walk through 3.2km (2mi) of dense woodland to get to school, parents have said.

19 NOV 2015

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19 Nov 2015 | 11:27

Protesters’ fears over bus cuts
Protesters in Somerset have made clear their objections to proposed cuts to bus services and discounts for pass holders who use community transport.

13 NOV 2015

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13 Nov 2015 | 10:28

Stagecoach to use solar energy
Stagecoach is hoping to cut 3,000,000kg (59,100cwt) of carbon emissions by installing solar panels at its depots.

11 NOV 2015

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11 Nov 2015 | 17:22

Mystery of bus shelter corpse
Police are continuing their inquiries into the unexplained death of a man found in a bus shelter in a Somerset village.
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11 Nov 2015 | 13:16

Bus subsidies could be axed
Oxfordshire County Council has said it could scrap all subsidies to commercial bus companies in the county.

10 NOV 2015

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10 Nov 2015 | 13:27

Park-and-ride a UNESCO ‘risk’
Plans to build a new park-and-ride scheme on meadows near Bath, Somerset, may damage the city’s UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation) World Heritage City status, campaigners say.

03 NOV 2015

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03 Nov 2015 | 09:23

Bus route funding at risk
All 118 of Oxfordshire’s subsidised bus routes could lose their funding under new county council proposals.

07 SEP 2015

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07 Sep 2015 | 10:16

DJ’s ‘unexplained bus trips’
A disc jockey from Bristol made a number of unexplained bus journeys in the run-up to his disappearance eight weeks ago.

29 AUG 2015

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29 Aug 2015 | 13:55

Surrey bus service reinstated
A council has reinstated a bus service after fears it would leave a village in north Surrey isolated.

08 AUG 2015

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08 Aug 2015 | 10:53

Experts to consider bus crash
An independent consultation will make safety recommendations as part of an investigation into a crash between two buses in Brighton, East Sussex.

24 JUL 2015

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24 Jul 2015 | 14:29

Bus thief avoids jail after joyride
A serial bus thief who took a double-decker on a joyride for 81km (50mi) across Dorset and Somerset has avoided jail.

19 JUL 2015

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19 Jul 2015 | 14:05

Seven injured in bridge bus crash
Seven people sustained injuries when a double-decker bus had its roof ripped off after crashing into a railway bridge in Greater London.

07 JUL 2015

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07 Jul 2015 | 15:41

‘Multiple injuries’ in bus crash
Thirteen people were hospitalised after two buses crashed yesterday in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex.

30 JUN 2015

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30 Jun 2015 | 14:40

Double-decker electric bus plans
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson (b. 1964), has said a test for a London double-decker bus powered solely by electricity will take place.
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30 Jun 2015 | 14:33

Excavation delays park-and-ride
An archaeological dig has caused delays to a multimillion-pound transport plan to ease traffic congestion in Reading, Berkshire.

27 JUN 2015

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27 Jun 2015 | 13:10

New bus technology tests due
A test of new technology, which can limit the top speed of buses on different roads, will take place on two routes in Greater London in a bid to increase road safety.

24 JUN 2015

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24 Jun 2015 | 12:04

Council approval for bus cuts
A council has approved cuts to local bus services in Surrey as part of a £2million cost-cutting exercise.

14 JUN 2015

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14 Jun 2015 | 11:52

Bus crashes through shop front
A bus has ploughed through a shop window in Bournemouth, Dorset, following a crash involving a car.

13 JUN 2015

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13 Jun 2015 | 12:23

Woman waiting for bus raped
A man approached a woman outside a petrol station in Dorset before raping her, police have said.

04 JUN 2015

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04 Jun 2015 | 13:29

Bus catches fire outside Pavilion
Passengers had to vacate a rush-hour bus in East Sussex after it caught fire outside Brighton’s famous Royal Pavilion.

26 MAY 2015

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26 May 2015 | 11:00

Asda bus breaks airline on kerb
Passengers on an Asda shopper bus in Southampton, Hampshire, got a bit of a shock when their double-decker hit a kerb and broke the bus’s airline.

01 MAY 2015

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01 May 2015 | 13:09

Bus parade for Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth is preparing for an open-top bus parade in the Dorset town on Monday 4th May to celebrate their expected place in the top flight of football.

26 MAR 2015

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26 Mar 2015 | 12:25

‘Poo bus’ starts regular service
The UK’s first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into full service in Bristol after testing.

19 MAR 2015

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19 Mar 2015 | 11:59

Man sought after teen bus threat
A man allegedly forced two boys off a London bus and made them carry out a sexual assault.

16 MAR 2015

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16 Mar 2015 | 13:13

Last bus protesters removed
An operation to remove the final few activists from a treetop camp in Bristol concluded yesterday.

05 FEB 2015

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05 Feb 2015 | 13:48

Bus drivers taking strike action
Bus drivers in London are taking part in a 24-hour strike over pay differences between the capital’s 18 bus companies.

02 FEB 2015

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02 Feb 2015 | 12:48

Treetop protest over bus route
Campaigners in Bristol protesting over a new bus route have spent the night perched in trees.

29 JAN 2015

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29 Jan 2015 | 13:26

Triple strike plan for bus workers
Bus workers in London are to stage three 24-hour strikes over pay, the Unite union says.

27 JAN 2015

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27 Jan 2015 | 15:01

Bus routes at risk in cuts named
Devon County Council has revealed details of which of their bus services face the axe in order to save £1.7million.

24 JAN 2015

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24 Jan 2015 | 12:47

Bus cuts ‘put children at risk’
Parents in a Dorset village say their children are being ‘put at risk’ by plans to cut their school bus.
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24 Jan 2015 | 12:38

‘Poo bus’ goes into city operation
The UK’s first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service in Bristol for the weekend.

16 JAN 2015

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16 Jan 2015 | 10:49

Schoolboy dies after bus collision
A schoolboy has died after a bus hit him during rush hour in Greater London, the Metropolitan Police have said.

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16 Jan 2015 | 10:48

If, after reading this year’s news stories, you want more, then take a look at our 2014 archive.

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