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DECEMBER 2018

29 Dec 2018

Bus Lane

Town halls raking in bus lane fines
Town halls are making record profits from bus lane fines, prompting claims they are ‘ruthlessly exploiting’ motorists.

28 Dec 2018

Pedestrian Crossing

Two injured following bus collision
A man and a woman sustained injuries after a bus struck them in Dundee, eastern Scotland.


Glider Bus

Bus workers hospitalised after attack
A hospital kept a ticket inspector and a driver in overnight after a group of youths attacked them on their Glider bus in west Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Tour Bus

Deadly blast hits tour bus
A roadside blast has killed four people — three tourists and a local tour guide — and injured 12 others on a bus near the Giza pyramids in northern Egypt, officials say.

26 Dec 2018

Wellgate Centre

Teen accused of damaging bus
Police have charged a 15-year-old boy after a traffic cone — thrown from a car park roof — fell into the path of a bus in Dundee, eastern Scotland.


Bus Stop

Car crashes into stadium bus stop
A car has crashed into a bus stop outside Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen, northeastern Scotland.

20 Dec 2018

Bus Shelter

Christmas market held in bus shelter
A bus shelter in Lincolnshire hopes to win the accolade of ‘world’s smallest Christmas market’.


Bus Station

New bus station to improve traffic flow
A council is to build a new bus station at the main entrance of Wales’ biggest hospital to improve traffic flow.


Bus Shelter

Bus shelter granted protected status
National Heritage have granted a thatched bus shelter in Dorset Grade II protected status.


Megabus

Stagecoach pulls out of the US
Stagecoach has pulled out of the US to focus on its bus and rail services in the UK.

14 Dec 2018

Bristol

Calls to speed up bus changes
Campaigners have urged a regional authority to speed up the ‘glacial pace’ of its bus strategy and use its new powers to fix Bristol and Bath’s services.


New Broadcasting House

BBC ‘spends thousands on shuttle bus’
The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is reportedly splashing out thousands of pounds a year on a staff shuttle bus in Greater London.

12 Dec 2018

Brighton & Hove

Youths clinging to backs of buses
Young people are riding on the outside of buses by clinging on to the back, in what police have called ‘a stupid dare’.

10 Dec 2018

Bristol Traffic

Extra buses to tackle congestion
A bus operator has said that up to 20 new ‘congestion-busting’ buses will help alleviate ‘shocking’ delays on services in Bristol.

07 Dec 2018

Biggin Hill Loo

Bus drivers’ loo causing a stink
A bus firm that installed a toilet for its drivers to use on one of its routes in Greater London has caused something of a stink among residents.

05 Dec 2018

Charnwood Road

Two men charged over bus joyride
Police have charged two men following a bus joyride in Leicestershire that was live-streamed on Facebook.


Eliza Bill

Killed girl ‘got off broken-down bus’
A teenage girl, killed when a lorry hit her in Lincolnshire, had just got off a broken-down school bus, a councillor has said.


Tour Bus Crash

Woman hurt after tour bus overturns
A woman sustained an arm injury when a tour bus came off a road in the Scottish Highlands.

03 Dec 2018

Arriva Bus

Bus drivers to stage weeklong strike
Hundreds of bus drivers are set to stage a weeklong strike in the run-up to Christmas in a dispute over pay.

01 Dec 2018

Bus Crash

Passengers hurt as bus hits tree
Passengers sustained injuries when a double-decker bus hit a lamppost and tree following a crash with a car in Cambridgeshire.

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