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JULY 2019

31 Jul 2019

Lothian Buses

Bus driver strike suspended
Drivers and engineers in Edinburgh, southeastern Scotland, have suspended their indefinite bus strike, which was due to start on Friday 2nd August.

30 Jul 2019

Cardiff Interchange

Bus station to open in 2023
Although work can at last begin on the long-awaited new bus station in Cardiff, southern Wales, it will not open until 2023.


Driver charged over bus crash
Police have charged a bus driver after he ripped the roof off his double-decker when it hit a railway bridge in central Scotland.

Broughty Ferry

One injured in bus collision
A collision between a double-decker bus and a people carrier in eastern Scotland has injured one person.

Cardiff Interchange

Bus station work set to begin
Financial backers have agreed a deal and work can at last begin on a new bus station for Cardiff, southern Wales.

29 Jul 2019

Lothian Buses

Fresh talks over bus strike
Fresh talks are taking place to try to avert an indefinite bus strike, which is due to start in Edinburgh, southeastern Scotland, later in the week.

27 Jul 2019

Tees valley

‘Uber-style’ bus service plans
Tees Valley Combined Authority has approved plans to pilot an ‘Uber-style’ bus service in areas of Darlington, Hartlepool, and Redcar and Cleveland.

Lothian Buses

Bus strike ‘risks public safety’
A bus strike in Edinburgh, southeastern Scotland, may pose a risk to public safety, Lothian Buses’ director has claimed, after drivers voted to reject a last-minute deal.

Lothian Buses

Bus driver strike to go ahead
A bus strike in Edinburgh, southeastern Scotland, is set to go ahead after drivers voted to reject a last-minute deal in a long-running dispute.

26 Jul 2019

Jennifer Taylor

‘Lighting needed’ at busway stop
A stop where a woman died while crossing a guided busway in Cambridgeshire should have lighting installed, a coroner has suggested.

Leia Daunter

Charity to pay girl’s bus bill
A charity says it will cover the travel costs of a 16-year-old disabled girl from Herefordshire to allow her to attend college.

Lothian Buses

Bus strike ballot result expected
Bus drivers and engineers in southeastern Scotland are set to decide whether to accept a last-minute deal.

25 Jul 2019

Chris and Melania

Boys charged over bus attack
Police have charged four teenage boys over a homophobic attack against two women who refused to kiss on a night bus in Greater London.


Free bus pass age to rise
The age people become eligible for free bus passes in Wales is to rise from 60 to the state pension age, under Welsh Government plans.

24 Jul 2019


Wrightbus apology over ‘leak’
Managers at a bus manufacturer in Northern Ireland have apologised to workers after it emerged in the media that the firm was seeking a new investor.

23 Jul 2019


Wrightbus ‘seeking investors’
Wrightbus, a bus manufacturer in Northern Ireland, confirmed it is seeking an investor as it faces cash flow problems.

22 Jul 2019

Jennifer Taylor

Husband relives bus crash death
A man has told an inquest about the moment that his wife died after a bus struck her when she was out Christmas shopping in Cambridgeshire.


Bus driver strike called off
A union has called off two planned strikes by hundreds of bus drivers in South Yorkshire following a new pay offer.

Lothian Buses

Drivers to vote over strike action
Bus drivers in southeastern Scotland will take indefinite strike action unless they accept a last-minute offer.

19 Jul 2019

South Shields

Bus firm criticises transport plan
Stopping buses from using a new transport hub in Tyne and Wear during the Great North Run will be a ‘disaster’, a bus firm has warned.

Bedford Bus Station

Bus firm guilty over death
A court has convicted a bus company of a health and safety breach after a lorry ran over and killed a woman at a bus station in Bedfordshire.


Bus drivers to hold two strikes
Hundreds of bus drivers in South Yorkshire are set to go on strike after pay talks broke down.

17 Jul 2019

Leia Daunter

Disabled girl faces bus bill
A disabled teenager from Herefordshire will not be able to attend college next term due to council cuts to travel funding, her guardian says.

16 Jul 2019


New Welsh bus system plans
The National Assembly for Wales is planning a major shake-up of the local bus industry.

11 Jul 2019

Welli SciTech Bus

Bus turned into science lab
A school in Northamptonshire has converted a double-decker bus into a science lab using a £4,000 grant.

08 Jul 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Bus crash kills 29 passengers
At least 29 people have died after the bus they were travelling in went off an expressway in Uttar Pradesh, northern India.

05 Jul 2019

Doug Paulley

Bus refusal upsets wheelchair user
A wheelchair user claims a driver refused him access to his bus because an individual risk assessment was required before he could travel.

04 Jul 2019

City Red

Students inspect City Red bus
First Southampton recently gave some special needs students from Eastleigh College in Eastleigh, Hampshire, the opportunity to look inside one of its City Red buses.

02 Jul 2019


Free buses for traffic wardens
Traffic wardens in Newport, southeastern Wales, are to get free bus travel as they tackle street parking violations.

Refuelling Station

Bus refuelling station opens
A permanent fuel station for a fleet of buses running on gas produced by food waste has opened in Bristol.

01 Jul 2019


Elderly woman hit by bus dies
An elderly woman has died after a bus struck her in Putney, Greater London.

Lordshill Way

Bus crash death a ‘great shock’
A driver who died after his car was involved in a crash with a bus in Southampton, Hampshire, was a ‘loving husband, father, and granddad’.


Cyclist injured in bus crash
A cyclist has ‘life-changing’ injuries following a crash with a bus in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.


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