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NOVEMBER 2018

27 Nov 2018

Crash Scene

Bus firm fined £2.3 million over crash
A bus company received a fine of £2.3 million after it ignored warnings about an ‘erratic’ driver who crashed into a supermarket in the West Midlands, killing two people.

26 Nov 2018

Ahmet Gomulu

Bus stop murderer absconds from prison
A man who murdered a 16-year-old boy during a row at a bus stop in Greater London has absconded from an open prison.

24 Nov 2018

First Bus protest

Passengers protest over bus services
More than 100 people gathered in Bristol to protest over poor bus services from First Bus (West of England).

23 Nov 2018

Liam Smith

Missing bus passenger hunt intensifies
Police are expanding the search for a 16-year-old bus passenger missing from Aberdeenshire, northeastern Scotland, since last weekend.

22 Nov 2018

Self-Driving Buses

First driverless bus trial announced
A self-driving bus trial between Fife (east-central Scotland) and Edinburgh (southeastern Scotland) will become the country’s first in 2019.


Bus Depot Blaze

Buses destroyed in depot blaze
A huge fire at a depot in Greater London has destroyed seven buses and badly damaged four others.


Flowers Tribute

Man dies in Hedge End bus collision
An elderly pedestrian died after he was in collision with a single-decker bus in Hedge End, Hampshire.

20 Nov 2018

Liam Smith

Missing teenager ‘got off bus in Banchory’
Police now believe a 16-year-old boy, who has been missing from Aberdeenshire, northeastern Scotland, for three days, got off a bus in Banchory.

19 Nov 2018

Stolen Bus

Three children arrested after bus joyride
Police in Devon have arrested three children suspected of stealing a double-decker bus and driving it around town.


FirstGroup

US hedge fund boss threatens FirstGroup
A US hedge fund boss has threatened to launch a coup against executives at transport company FirstGroup, amid growing investor anger about its performance.

16 Nov 2018

Bus Hits Bridge

Six hurt as double-decker bus hits bridge
A double-decker bus has crashed into a railway bridge in Leicestershire, injuring six people.


Charred Bus

Zimbabwe bus fire kills at least 42 people
Reports have confirmed that at least 42 people died in a fire aboard a bus in Zimbabwe.

15 Nov 2018

Bus and Lorry Crash

Bus passengers hurt in crash with lorry
A number of passengers have been hospitalised following a crash between a bus and a lorry in southern Scotland.

14 Nov 2018

Bus Lane

Councils’ £41 million in bus lane fines
Ruthless councils are handing out almost 2,500 bus lane fines a day and have been described as being worse than ‘cowboy clampers’.

13 Nov 2018

CCTV Image

Passenger threatened to kill bus driver
A passenger on a train replacement bus service in Essex threatened to kill the driver whilst they were travelling between train stations.


Smashed Window

Bus windows smashed by vandals
Vandals have targeted a school bus with students on board in Neath and Port Talbot, southern Wales, leaving the children ‘shaken’.


Matthew Gregory

FirstGroup gets new chief executive
Transport giant FirstGroup has named its new chief executive as it seeks to recover from financial losses.


Burnt Out Bus

Students in Italy escape bus inferno
More than two dozen people have narrowly escaped a bus inferno in Italy, after smoke began pouring from the bonnet.


Translink Bus

Assaults on Translink workers ‘rampant’
In the first eight months of 2018, there were 115 assaults on Translink staff and passengers in Northern Ireland, the company has said.


Upturned Bus

‘Seat belts saved bus crash pupils’
A driver whose school bus overturned following a crash in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, has said seat belts saved all those on board from serious injury.

12 Nov 2018

Burnt Bus

Rush hour bus service catches fire
Passengers and driver had to evacuate a bus when it caught fire in Norfolk during the rush hour.


Bus Scheme Launch

Bus scheme extended to 21-year-olds
More people in Wales are set to benefit from a discounted bus travel scheme for young people.


X19 Bus Service

‘Vital’ bus service given lifeline
A ‘vital’ bus route in north Wales, which could see services cut from six a day to just one, has won a partial reprieve.

11 Nov 2018

Bus Station Crash

Bus crash leaves 20 people injured
A 15-year-old girl sustained critical injuries and 19 other people were hurt when a double-decker hit a bus shelter after colliding with two vehicles in Greater London.

09 Nov 2018

M5 Crash

Bus lane fines total almost £16,000
A council fined drivers attempting to avoid a crash scene on the M5 motorway in Somerset nearly £16,000 for using a bus lane.


Express Motors

Jail sentences over bus pass fraud
A court has jailed a bus company boss and his three sons for 28 years after they used pensioners’ tickets to swindle almost £90,000 from a council in northwestern Wales.

07 Nov 2018

Electric Bus

‘Trailblazing’ eco buses are diesel-powered
A diesel generator is currently powering a ‘trailblazing’ fleet of eco buses in North Yorkshire.


Cardiff Interchange

Bus station plans granted approval
The council has approved plans for a new bus station, apartment blocks, offices, and shop units in Cardiff, southern Wales.


Hairmyres Hospital

Probe after injured man took bus to A & E
Detectives are investigating how a bleeding man in south-central Scotland, who took a bus to hospital, sustained his injuries.


Cardiff Interchange

Bus station plans set for approval
The council is set to approve plans for a new bus station, apartment blocks, offices, and shop units in Cardiff, southern Wales.

01 Nov 2018

Chongqing bus plunge

Fracas killed 13 people in bus plunge
A scuffle between a driver and a passenger who had missed her stop caused a bus to plunge from a bridge into a river in southwestern China, killing at least 13 people.

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