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OCTOBER 2018

31 Oct 2018

Arriva bus depot

Listing plan for public transport firm
The German owner of Arriva could decide to float the public transport firm on the stock exchange.

30 Oct 2018

Doncaster bus lanes

Bus lane drivers to start receiving fines
Motorists in a South Yorkshire town, where cameras captured one driver using bus lanes 29 times in four weeks, are to start facing fines.

29 Oct 2018

Kydis Zellinger

Man beaten up on bus in hate crime
An 18-year-old gay man was viciously beaten up on a bus in south Bristol ‘for being different’, a court heard.

25 Oct 2018

Peter Johns

Bus driver jailed for crushing pedestrian
A court has sentenced a bus driver to 16 months in prison after he crushed a pedestrian between his bus and a parked car in Wiltshire.

23 Oct 2018

First Bus

Toddler pricked by syringe on Glasgow bus
A three-year-old girl on a bus in Glasgow, west-central Scotland, was hospitalised after pricking herself on a syringe.

22 Oct 2018

Yorkshire Tiger

Yorkshire Tiger bus crashes into optician’s
A bus operated by Yorkshire Tiger has ploughed into the front of an optician’s in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

19 Oct 2018

Hams Travel

Driver suspended over passenger injuries
A bus firm suspended the driver of one of its school buses in East Sussex after he apparently braked so forcefully that some pupils required medical attention.

18 Oct 2018

Bristol bus travel boost

Bus travel boost planned for Bristol
The Mayor of Bristol has announced plans to double both passenger numbers and the frequency of buses on main routes.


Winchester Bus Station

Bus station makes awards finals
Hampshire County Council (HCC) is up for a national award for the redevelopment of Winchester Bus Station.

17 Oct 2018

Flames engulf bus

Flames engulf bus in rush hour
A bus driver has been hospitalised after his double-decker bus caught fire in the West Midlands.

13 Oct 2018

Landslide in west Wales

Landslide kills bus passenger
A landslide killed a bus passenger in west Wales as Storm Callum tore across Britain.

11 Oct 2018

Yellow Buses

Three arrested over shot fired at bus
Police have arrested three people on suspicion of criminal damage after a bus with passengers on board had a pellet fired at it in Dorset.

10 Oct 2018

Castleford Bus Station

Man dies after falling in front of bus
A man died after tripping and falling into the path of a bus he had been travelling on in West Yorkshire.


Kenya bus crash

Bus crash in Kenya kills at least 40 people
A bus travelling from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to Kisumu in the southwest, veered off the road, killing at least 40 people, police say.

09 Oct 2018

'Suspicious package' on bus

‘Suspicious package’ found on bus
An army bomb disposal team attended the scene of a ‘suspicious package’ found on a bus in Lincolnshire.

05 Oct 2018

Beatrice Meager

Bus driver cleared over passenger death
A court in Kent has cleared a bus driver of causing the death of an 86-year-old passenger through careless driving.


Wrightbus

Wrightbus wins order for over 200 buses
Wrightbus, a bus manufacturer based in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, has won orders for more than 200 buses from customers in Hong Kong.

04 Oct 2018

Matthew Enos

Bus driver quits over ‘homophobic remarks’
A bus driver from south Wales has quit over homophobic remarks allegedly made by managers about him and other employees.

03 Oct 2018

Beatrice Meager

Braking delay ‘led to woman’s death’
An 86-year-old woman died after she was thrown from her bus seat when the driver braked hard to avoid a van turning in Kent, a court has heard.

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