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Mar 2020

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29 MAR 2020

An Arriva Buses Wales Volvo B7RLE/Wrightbus Eclipse in Bangor

Free bus travel for NHS staff
NHS (National Health Service) staff will receive free bus travel throughout Wales as part of a deal from the Welsh government to help operators that may be struggling.

25 MAR 2020

Bus Vannin single-deckers

Bus services cut over virus
Operator Bus Vannin said it had reduced services on the Isle of Man amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Two First Bus single-deckers

Coast raises FirstGroup stake
The activist investor targeting FirstGroup has increased its stake in the stricken transport firm.

23 MAR 2020

An empty bus station

Bus firms count cost of virus
Stagecoach and FirstGroup have stepped up their efforts to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their businesses.

An Arriva Buses Wales Volvo B7RLE/Wrightbus Eclipse in Bangor

Services cut due to pandemic
Public transport is to operate on a reduced scale throughout Wales because of the coronavirus pandemic.

19 MAR 2020

Crime Scene Investigation Unit

Bus diversions after stabbing
A murder investigation is under way in County Durham following the discovery of a man with stab wounds near Durham’s bus station.

17 MAR 2020

Whitehorse Lane

Boy charged with bus murder
Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with the murder of teenager Damani Mauge, who sustained a fatal stab wound on a bus in Croydon, Greater London.

16 MAR 2020

An Arriva Buses Wales Volvo B7RLE/Wrightbus Eclipse in Bangor

New plans to save services
Under plans to save services, councils in Wales could get the green light to run their own bus companies or force firms to bid for the right to run routes.

15 MAR 2020

A bus stop

Distance to bus stops widens
Research suggests more than a million people in Great Britain now live at least 1.6km (1mi) from a bus stop with a regular service.

13 MAR 2020

Emergency services at the scene

Man killed in bus crash named
Reports have named the van driver who died in a road crash with a bus near Tealing in Angus, eastern Scotland, as Darren Mills from Dundee.

12 MAR 2020

Emergency services at the scene

Man dies in bus and van crash
A man has died following a crash between a bus and a van near Tealing in Angus, eastern Scotland.

A FirstGroup bus

FirstGroup to sell US divisions
Shares in FirstGroup edged higher after the transport provider said it had received ‘significant interest’ from potential bidders for its US school bus operations.

10 MAR 2020

Two London buses

‘Enhanced’ cleaning for buses
The capital’s buses are to undergo ‘enhanced’ cleaning using a new disinfectant to help prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

A Glider bus

Job cuts blamed on Gliders
In Northern Ireland, some 85 black-taxi drivers have lost their jobs since the introduction of Glider buses, a spokesman has said.

09 MAR 2020

Whitehorse Lane

Stabbed teen on bus named
Police have released the name of the teenager fatally stabbed on a bus in Croydon, Greater London.

Two First Bus single-deckers

FirstGroup under pressure
Transport giant FirstGroup is facing renewed pressure from an activist investor to separate its North American operations.

Whitehorse Lane

Boy stabbed to death on bus
A boy, believed to be 17 years old, has died in a stabbing on a bus in South Norwood, Greater London.

08 MAR 2020

Nick Forbes

Bus fare rises a ‘scandal’
The head of one of England’s biggest councils has described continued increases in bus fares outside of the capital as a ‘scandal’.

07 MAR 2020

Simms Lane

Man waiting for bus killed
A car mounted a pavement in Dudley, West Midlands, and struck an elderly man waiting for a bus.

02 MAR 2020

The Isle of Man shuttle bus

Free shuttle bus scrapped
A free shuttle bus on the Isle of Man has ceased running due to low demand, the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) said.


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