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MARCH 2019

28 Mar 2019


New vehicles for bus firm
Bus operator McGill’s has bought 26 new vehicles to serve Glasgow and the west of Scotland in a deal worth £4.75 million.

First Southampton

Green makeover for buses
First Bus is on its way to delivering its most eco-friendly fleet of buses yet across Southampton, Hampshire.

26 Mar 2019

544 Service

Bus services under threat
Bus users in Shropshire could see routes cut, Saturday services lost, and journeys reduced under proposed service changes.

Burnt-Out Bus

Bus hero to win citizenship
Italy’s deputy Prime Minister has said a boy will receive Italian citizenship for saving his classmates from an alleged school bus hijacker.

22 Mar 2019

Johnson and Smith

Bus stop note helps homeless man
A man who has been living on the streets for nine years now has both a home and a job after a teenager spotted a note he had left next to a bus stop in East Sussex.

Ghana Bus Crash

Dozens killed as buses collide
At least 50 people have died and others were injured after two buses collided in central Ghana.

21 Mar 2019

Etheridge and Lane

Residents fight to save toilets
Caerphilly Council is being urged to reverse its decision to close five blocks of toilets in south Wales — including two blocks in bus stations.

Burnt-Out Bus

Bus attack teen hailed a hero
Classmates of one of the children caught up in an attack on a school bus in Italy have hailed him for saving everyone on board.

Southampton Buses

Funds for bus and cycle networks
A joint bid between councils in Hampshire has secured funds of £5.7 million to improve bus and cycle networks.

20 Mar 2019

Burnt-Out Bus

Driver ‘hijacks’ his own school bus
A bus driver has allegedly hijacked his own school bus — with 51 children on board — and set it alight in Milan, Italy.

Couldwell, Hall, and Taylor

Baby girl born at bus interchange
A baby girl made an unscheduled arrival when she was born at a bus station in South Yorkshire.

19 Mar 2019


Thief strikes as driver helps man
A thief stole money from a bus’s cash till after the driver went to the aid of a man having a seizure in Lancashire.

14 Mar 2019

Shepherd and Ball

Bus driver saves choking toddler
A bus driver has described the moment he saved a toddler from choking on a sweet in Merseyside.

13 Mar 2019

Jackson Bus Banner

TfL to remove Jackson bus ads
Transport for London (TfL) says it will be removing advertisements that proclaim Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009) is innocent.

12 Mar 2019

Robert Dawson

Man jailed over bus stop death
A court has jailed a man for causing the death of a woman at a bus stop in Nottinghamshire.

09 Mar 2019

Leonard and Corbyn

‘Free bus travel for all’ call
The Scottish Labour leader has told the party’s conference in eastern Scotland that he would seek to deliver ‘free bus travel for all’ if they win power.

Jackson Bus Banner

London bus ads defend Jackson
Adverts slating fresh claims that Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009) was a paedophile have appeared on London buses.

06 Mar 2019

Pier Road

Schoolgirl airlifted after bus fall
A helicopter had to airlift a girl to hospital after she fell out of a bus that was taking her home from school in Gwynedd, northwestern Wales.

02 Mar 2019


Woman thrown from bus seat
A bus driver braked sharply to avoid a car in Renfrewshire, west central Scotland, throwing an elderly woman from her seat.

01 Mar 2019

Bus Crash

Man banned over bus crash
A court has banned a man from driving and ordered him to pay compensation after a crash that led to a bus hitting a house in Nottinghamshire.

Oxford Road

Bus lane appeals on hold
A disagreement over ‘inadequate’ signage in Greater Manchester between a council and a transport watchdog has seen more than 700 bus lane fine appeals put on hold.

Greater Manchester

Transport bosses slam fines
Transport bosses have criticised plans — which form part of a clean air zone strategy for Greater Manchester — for daily £100 fines.


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