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JUNE 2019

29 Jun 2019

Lordshill Way

Bus crash kills one and injures 11
A crash between a bus and a car in Southampton, Hampshire, has killed one man and injured 11 other people.

Sharon Davis and Josh Higginbottom

U-turn over wheelchair bus refusal
A council has reversed its decision to refuse a free bus to school for a 10-year-old wheelchair user in Derbyshire.

27 Jun 2019

Armed Forces Day

Free bus travel for armed forces
Stagecoach South is offering free bus travel to armed forces personnel on Saturday 29th June — Armed Forces Day.

Chris Hughes

‘Eggheads’ bus photo replaced
A man who accidentally left a signed photo of ‘Eggheads’ star Chris Hughes on a bus in Nottinghamshire will get a replacement.

26 Jun 2019

Talyllyn Railway

Steam railway to replace buses
A Welsh steam railway is offering free journeys to bus passengers stranded by the closure of the main road in and out of their village.

Wolfhart Hauser

FirstGroup chairman quits
The embattled chairman of FirstGroup has stepped down, minutes after surviving a coup bid by shareholders.

25 Jun 2019


Backing over FirstGroup battle
FirstGroup faces a major rebellion after some of the City’s most influential fund managers threw their weight behind an activist investor.

24 Jun 2019


Bus network to get £56 million
A local authority has put in place some £56 million in funding to expand Bristol’s Metrobus network.

Stagecoach in Manchester

Plan to take control of buses
Politicians would have the power to set Greater Manchester’s bus routes and fares under plans to bring the transport network under public control.


Council to assess buying bus service
Aberdeen City Council is to investigate how it could make a bid to buy the First Aberdeen bus operation in northeastern Scotland.

21 Jun 2019

Smashed Window

Concrete block hurled at bus
A school bus with children on board in Devon had a concrete block hurled through one of its windows.

Bus Crash

Dozens killed in bus plunge
At least 44 people in India have died after a bus plunged into a gorge, officials say.

20 Jun 2019


Air-cleaning bus trial extended
More buses that can filter pollution from the air are set to enter service in Southampton, Hampshire, following a trial.

Bedford Bus Station

Bus station death ‘immediate’
A woman ‘suffered catastrophic and immediately fatal injuries’ when a lorry struck her at a bus station in Bedfordshire, a court has heard.

19 Jun 2019

Mariam Moustafa

Teens sentenced for bus stop attack
A court has given referral orders to four teenage girls involved in a ‘horrific’ attack on a student at a bus stop in Nottinghamshire.


FirstGroup battle cranked up
US activist investor, Coast Capital, has stepped up its battle with transport firm FirstGroup as it bids to oust the board over ‘underperformance’.

18 Jun 2019

School Bus

Council to scrap free bus travel
A council in northeastern Wales is set to scrap free transport for hundreds of students in post-16 education from September 2020.

15 Jun 2019


Pedestrian hit by bus dies
A woman pedestrian in her sixties died after a double-decker bus struck her in Hertfordshire.

13 Jun 2019

Bury St Edmunds

Children escape school bus blaze
More than 50 children on a school trip escaped from a fire on a double-decker bus in Suffolk.


Park-and-ride expansion agreed
A £5 million expansion of a park-and-ride site in Oxford, Oxfordshire, is set to go ahead.


Bus drivers set to strike over pay
Up to 900 bus drivers in South Yorkshire are set to strike on two separate days in a dispute over pay.

Basingstoke Bus Station

Stagecoach in cleaner air drive
Stagecoach South is hoping to encourage residents to become part of the solution when it comes to air pollution in Hampshire.

12 Jun 2019

Newton Abbot

Emergency stop kills passenger
An 80-year-old bus passenger in Devon died after the bus he was on made an emergency stop.

11 Jun 2019


Bus passenger stabbed in back
A man stabbed a passenger in the back with a screwdriver on a bus in Merseyside.

08 Jun 2019

Melania Geymonat

Boy of 16 held over bus attack
Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy over a homophobic attack, which left two women covered in blood on a bus in Greater London.

07 Jun 2019

Chris and Melania

Women defiant over bus attack
Two women left covered in blood following a homophobic attack on a bus in Greater London have said they will not be cowed into hiding their sexuality.

Chris and Melania

Two women attacked on bus
Two women say they were subjected to a homophobic attack and left covered in blood after refusing to kiss on a bus in Greater London.

Dubai Bus Crash

Bus crash kills at least 17
A bus hit an overhead road sign in the northeastern UAE (United Arab Emirates), killing at least 17 people of different nationalities.

05 Jun 2019


FirstGroup blasts US activist
Bus and train operator FirstGroup has blasted its biggest shareholder, Coast Capital, as bosses fight off a boardroom coup.

03 Jun 2019


Bus workers set strike date
Bus workers in Hampshire and Dorset have announced a 24-hour walkout on the same day a rail strike is due to disrupt services in southern England.

02 Jun 2019


Bus parade for Liverpool FC
Hundreds of thousands of Liverpool fans have celebrated the football club’s historic Champions League win at an open-top bus parade through the Merseyside city.


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