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Dec 2019

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Dec 2019

News Archive

28 DEC 2019


Man dies in bus and car crash
An 80-year-old man has died following a serious crash between a bus and a car in Moray, northeastern Scotland.

27 DEC 2019


Bus and car in serious crash
The emergency services have attended a serious crash involving a bus and a car in Moray, northeastern Scotland.

26 DEC 2019


Car collides with bus stop
Police are appealing for dash-cam footage after a car collided with a bus stop on the A340 in Tadley, Hampshire.

24 DEC 2019

South Sumatra

At least 26 dead in bus plunge
A bus plunged down a steep ravine and landed in a river in Indonesia, killing at least 26 people and injuring 13 others.

23 DEC 2019

Christine and Melania

Diversity lessons for attacker
A teenager who abused a same-sex couple on a bus in Greater London is to attend diversity lessons as part of his punishment.

Jessica Jing Ren

Woman dies after bus crash
A woman who sustained injuries when a double-decker bus hit a railway bridge in southern Wales has died.

22 DEC 2019

The Old Oak Bus Stop

Man dies after fall on bus
A 70-year-old passenger has died after falling in the stairway of a bus in Lancashire, police have said.

21 DEC 2019

Veganuary Bus Ad

Removal of bus ads criticised
Campaigners have criticised a bus company after it removed posters promoting Veganuary from its vehicles in Shropshire.

20 DEC 2019

Ipswich Hospital

Bus driver ‘helping woman’
The driver of a double-decker bus that crashed into a hospital in Suffolk was trying to help a woman who had gone into labour, his employer has said.


Bus pass age increase ditched
Ministers have shelved plans to raise the age older people are eligible to receive a free bus pass in Wales.

19 DEC 2019

Christine and Melania

Bus attack sentence increased
A boy who harassed two women when they refused to kiss on a bus in Greater London has had his sentence increased because of his ‘homophobic’ actions.

Ipswich Hospital

Double-decker bus hits A & E
The top level of a double-decker bus has crashed into the front of a hospital’s A & E (accident and emergency) department in Suffolk.

18 DEC 2019

Andrew Aldridge

Drunken bus driver jailed
A court has jailed a drunken bus driver who hit a teenager in Essex and then drove away with schoolchildren on board his vehicle.


Bus pass delay assurance
Transport for Wales (TfW) has told people waiting for electronic bus passes — which come into force on Wednesday 1st January 2020 — that they can use their old passes until the end of February.

Ken Skates

‘Shortcoming’ over bus funds
There was a ‘shortcoming’ in official processes when a bus service in the Minister for Economy and Transport’s constituency received funding, an investigation has found.

17 DEC 2019


FirstGroup mulls US bus sale
Following pressure from shareholders, FirstGroup has announced the appointment of advisers to formally look into selling its US assets.

14 DEC 2019


Olympian tried to help passenger
An Olympic gold medallist, injured when a bus struck a railway bridge in southern Wales, has told how he tried to pull the windscreen off a passenger.

13 DEC 2019


Olympian injured in bus crash
An Olympic gold medallist was among the injured when a double-decker bus struck a railway bridge in Swansea, southern Wales.

12 DEC 2019


Uni bus hits railway bridge
A man is in custody after a bus bound for Swansea University, southern Wales, crashed into a railway bridge, injuring eight people.

11 DEC 2019

Bus Window

Bullet through bus a possibility
A police bullet could have passed through the entire top deck of a bus in Greater London, pictures reveal.

Anne Gloag and Brian Souter

Bus firm founders to step down
The brother-and-sister cofounders of Stagecoach are to stand down as the company announced a fall in revenues.

10 DEC 2019

Ken Skates

AM’s bus subsidy investigation
Welsh Labour politician Ken Skates (b. 1976), Minister for Economy and Transport, is facing an investigation for a possible breach of government rules relating to the funding of a bus service in his own constituency.

09 DEC 2019


Bus crashes on to railway
A single-decker bus has crashed on to a railway in Galashiels in the Scottish Borders.

07 DEC 2019


Pedestrian killed in bus crash
A pedestrian in his seventies died after a bus struck him in a residential street in Kent.

Electric Bus

Labour pledge for UK bus fleet
If it wins the general election, the Labour Party plans to make the entire UK bus fleet electric by 2030, with a £4 billion investment.

05 DEC 2019

Arriva Buses Wales

Crosswinds ‘blow bus off road’
A bus has crashed into a ditch in north Wales after severe crosswinds ‘blew it off the road’.

03 DEC 2019


Bus crash kills car passenger
A car passenger has died in a collision with a single-decker bus in Reading, Berkshire.


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