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2017

17 DEC 2017

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17 Dec 2017 | 14:58

Twelve-year-old hit by bus dies
A 12-year-old boy died after a route 206 bus struck him in Brondesbury Park, Greater London.

14 DEC 2017

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14 Dec 2017 | 13:13

Driver admits dangerous driving
A bus driver has admitted a charge of dangerous driving after his double-decker struck a man in Berkshire.

24 NOV 2017

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24 Nov 2017 | 21:54

Stowaway fox rides tour bus
Sightseers on a tour bus in London got a surprise when they found themselves sharing the experience with a stowaway fox.

19 NOV 2017

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19 Nov 2017 | 20:18

Coffee to power London buses
A biofuel — created by blending oil, extracted from coffee waste, with diesel — will soon be powering some of the capital’s buses.

13 NOV 2017

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13 Nov 2017 | 12:09

Plan to deliver parcels by bus
London’s red buses could soon deliver items bought from Internet shops under a radical plan to slash traffic on the capital’s congested streets.

08 NOV 2017

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08 Nov 2017 | 12:23

Plans for bus station unveiled
Plans to install a £100,000 stained-glass window in a new bus station in Gloucestershire are under consideration.

02 NOV 2017

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02 Nov 2017 | 12:41

Bus firm boss sacked daughter
A bus company boss who sent staff a blunt farewell memo even seems to have put his own daughter out of work when he pulled the plug on his business in Somerset.

27 OCT 2017

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27 Oct 2017 | 09:25

Timetable bungle at bus stop
Bus users in Wokingham, Berkshire, were left dumbfounded when a new timetable was fitted too high to read.

13 OCT 2017

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13 Oct 2017 | 12:01

Motorist ‘attacked’ bus driver
A school bus driver in Dorset needed hospital treatment after a motorist attacked him in front of the children on board his vehicle.

21 SEP 2017

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21 Sep 2017 | 15:04

Cuts to bus routes earmarked
A council has earmarked cuts to five bus routes in Poole, Dorset — including a school bus route — in a bid to save £70,000.
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21 Sep 2017 | 10:06

Bus controller strike called off
Bus controllers in London have called off their one-day strike, the Unite union has announced.

20 SEP 2017

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20 Sep 2017 | 14:56

First bus service facing the axe
A Hampshire business park with about 700 staff will lose its public transport links on Sunday 29th October when a bus operator scraps one of its routes.
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20 Sep 2017 | 08:34

Bus controllers set to strike
Hundreds of London bus controllers will stage a one-day strike on Friday 22nd September, the Unite union has announced.

15 SEP 2017

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15 Sep 2017 | 10:51

Town’s first red route for buses
Reading Borough Council has approved plans to introduce a red route for buses in the Berkshire town.

01 SEP 2017

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01 Sep 2017 | 15:08

City’s buses to follow new route
Buses in Winchester, Hampshire, will follow a different route when the city’s new bus station opens on Monday 4th September.

29 AUG 2017

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29 Aug 2017 | 13:34

New fleet of buses for Bristol
Bristol is to get a new fleet of low-emission buses in a government drive to cut pollution.

18 AUG 2017

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18 Aug 2017 | 10:29

Girl suffered over driver abuse
A 14-year-old girl — sexually assaulted by a bus driver in East Sussex — lost years of her school life as a result, her stepfather says.

17 AUG 2017

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17 Aug 2017 | 22:55

Bus fare hike for cash payments
A new two-tier price structure, launched today by First Southampton, means every single or return ticket will cost travellers an extra 50p if they pay with cash.

11 AUG 2017

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11 Aug 2017 | 12:02

Man denies bus-push incident
A man arrested on suspicion of pushing a woman into the path of a bus while jogging in Greater London ‘categorically denies’ he was involved, his lawyers say.
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11 Aug 2017 | 12:01

Extinguisher sprayed at driver
A driver in Greater London had to evacuate his bus after somebody sprayed him with a fire extinguisher.
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11 Aug 2017 | 11:42

Bus-push jogger suspect found
Police have arrested a man after a jogger pushed a woman into the path of a bus in Putney, Greater London.

22 JUL 2017

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22 Jul 2017 | 10:57

New bus contract withdrawn
Dorset County Council has withdrawn a contract to run a subsidised bus service after it made a mistake while assessing the tender.

01 JUL 2017

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01 Jul 2017 | 12:05

Ban on old bus tyres called for
A woman whose son died in a coach crash has begun a campaign to improve the safety of public vehicles.
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01 Jul 2017 | 10:51

Bus journeys at 10-year low
Bus travel in England has fallen to its lowest level in a decade — down to 4.45billion journeys — new figures show.

21 JUN 2017

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21 Jun 2017 | 11:11

First named Metrobus operator
First Bristol is to become the first bus operator to run the £216million Metrobus transport scheme in Bristol.

16 MAY 2017

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16 May 2017 | 14:41

PM’s hint over free bus passes
Prime Minister Theresa May (b. 1956) hinted that pensioners could lose their free bus passes under money-saving changes set out in the Conservative Party’s manifesto.

15 MAY 2017

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15 May 2017 | 11:19

Open-top bus parade for Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion fans celebrated their sporting heroes’ success at a bus parade through their home city.

30 APR 2017

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30 Apr 2017 | 12:09

Arrest after fatal bus stabbing
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following the stabbing of a bus passenger in Greater London.

26 APR 2017

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26 Apr 2017 | 10:23

Car driver killed two at bus stop
A grandmother killed two women at a bus stop in Plymouth, Devon, after she ‘dozed off’ at the wheel of her car.

20 APR 2017

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20 Apr 2017 | 10:28

Open-top bus tour for Albion
Newly promoted football club Brighton & Hove Albion will be celebrating with an open-top bus tour through their home city.
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20 Apr 2017 | 09:59

‘Bus death’ parents convicted
A court has convicted the parents who pretended their baby had died on a bus in Greater London.
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20 Apr 2017 | 09:33

Oxford Street bus routes cut
Transport for London (TfL) has cut the number of bus routes on Oxford Street by 40% ahead of its potential pedestrianisation.

14 APR 2017

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14 Apr 2017 | 12:12

New bus deals for Stagecoach
Transport group Stagecoach has placed orders for more than 340 buses and coaches in deals worth a total of £70million.

01 APR 2017

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01 Apr 2017 | 10:59

Mum ‘framed’ over bus death
A young mother was forced to take her dead child on a bus in Greater London so her abusive boyfriend could frame her for killing her own baby, a jury has heard.

30 MAR 2017

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30 Mar 2017 | 12:09

Stalled progress for Stagecoach
Transport firm Stagecoach has reported stalled progress on its bus revenues and slow growth on trains.

17 MAR 2017

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17 Mar 2017 | 09:03

Passenger ‘tried to save baby’
A woman wept as she told a court she tried to save the life of a dead baby on a bus in Greater London.

14 MAR 2017

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14 Mar 2017 | 13:08

Man admits bus passenger rape
A man has pleaded guilty to raping and kidnapping an 81-year-old woman that he followed off a bus in Greater London.

11 MAR 2017

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11 Mar 2017 | 11:26

City bus driver strike suspended
Bus drivers have suspended planned strike action in a dispute over Christmas pay, following ‘positive talks’ with Oxford Bus Company.

02 MAR 2017

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02 Mar 2017 | 12:41

Bus drivers on strike over pay
Bus drivers in Oxfordshire have gone on strike because of a dispute over Christmas pay.
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02 Mar 2017 | 12:11

Bus lanes a ‘cash bonanza’
Almost 4,000 motorists per day receive fines for driving in bus lanes, with the most lucrative camera making £6,000 over 24 hours.

01 MAR 2017

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01 Mar 2017 | 10:34

Oxford Bus drivers set to strike
Bus drivers in Oxfordshire are to stage two days of strike action in a dispute over Christmas pay.

21 FEB 2017

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21 Feb 2017 | 12:06

Bus shelter’s mystery makeover
An unknown person is decorating and furnishing a bus shelter in Devon, sparking intrigue in the local community.

08 FEB 2017

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08 Feb 2017 | 13:49

Falling demand hurts FirstGroup
Falling demand for buses and engineering works on train lines have slowed FirstGroup’s UK business.

04 FEB 2017

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04 Feb 2017 | 10:46

Thamesdown sold to Go-Ahead
The sale of one of the last council-owned bus firms in the UK has taken place after the authority in Wiltshire said it had ‘incurred losses over the past five years’.

19 JAN 2017

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19 Jan 2017 | 13:16

Wheelchair space ruling made
Bus drivers should try to shame able-bodied passengers out of the wheelchair space on their vehicles by refusing, for a short period, to carry on with the journey, the Supreme Court of Judicature ruled yesterday.

09 JAN 2017

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09 Jan 2017 | 12:37

Buses helping out in train strike
About 200 buses and coaches will take passengers between rail stations as the latest strike by train drivers gets under way.

04 JAN 2017

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04 Jan 2017 | 12:51

Horse ‘checks out’ bus incident
A police horse called Invictor caused amusement yesterday after he appeared to get on a number 43 double-decker bus in Greater London.

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04 Jan 2017 | 12:50

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