news from bus users

Missed the bus? So have we!

After a year of travel restrictions, we asked you to share your bus-window-views to celebrate being back on board. You didn't disappoint and here are some highlights.

Bus Back Better - a guide for local authorities

Local authorities have until October to develop their Bus Service Improvement Plans as part of the National Bus Strategy. We've produced a simple 10 point guide to help with the process  Read more

All aboard?

Claire Walters and Dawn Badminton-Capps joined CILT for an online webinar 'Can older and disabled people get on board?' addressing issues around inclusion and accessibility in transport  Read more

The way forward is public transport

A new campaign from Better Transport is asking for greater Government support in its drive to get more of us on board. 'The Way Forward' wants to see a brighter transport future that is greener, fairer and leaves no-one behind  Read more

Bad for business

With plans underway for a permanent bus ban in Newcastle's City centre, research commissioned by Stagecoach found recent road closures in the area led to an average fall in weekly retail sales of 7%  Read more

It's everyone's journey

As millions of us return to public transport, DfT has re-launched 'It's everyone’s journey’ (#WorldOfDifference) to tackle some of the challenges Covid-19 has raised when it comes to using public transport  Read more


Barclay Davies, Bus Users Director for Wales, joined TrawsCymru for its trial of the new Caetano H2.City Gold hydrogen bus and offers his thoughts on this 'environmentally-friendly' transport solution  Read more

No means no

As we move out of lockdown we’re renewing calls for badly parked cars to be towed away as bus services are delayed and even cut thanks to inconsiderate drivers
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Speaking of no parking...

East Yorkshire's EastRider service was held up by cows recently at Beverley Westwood. Apparently it's a common occurrence but Area Director Ben Gilligan tweeted that "It makes a change from cars!" Bit of a moot point Ben.

Green transport just got greener

A network of 'living roof', bee-friendly bus stops are springing up in Leicester as part of a multi-million pound investment to revamp the City's 479 bus shelters and boost biodiversity  Read more

Improving access

Bus Users and Guide Dogs Scotland have brought together Scotland’s leading bus operators to examine the challenges facing people with sight loss when it comes to using buses  Read more

Getting everyone on board

Writing for CPT, Managing Director for Stagecoach West Rachel Geliamassi has been explaining the work they have been doing with people with disabilities to take the anxiety out of travelling by bus  Read more

Transport for All

Transport for All has produced two guides setting out quick and simple ways that frontline staff can better meet the needs of deaf, disabled and older passengers as they return to transport networks   Read more

A good deed

When a bus passenger was experiencing mental health issues, the driver and his colleague turned their vehicle around and drove the passenger home to safety, even walking her to the front door   Read more

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