Hydrogen buses are coming to Liverpool

Liverpool Hydrogen concept

An innovative project to bring new hydrogen buses and refuelling facilities to Liverpool City Region is set to begin. A new project which is seeking to bring 20 hydrogen powered double decker buses to the streets of the Liverpool City Region will take an important step forward with the project business case and funding set […]

Stagecoach’s Stripes ride again in the South West

Stagecoach Stripes front

Stagecoach’s much-missed stripes are riding on our streets once more, as the operator celebrates 25 years of running buses in Devon. It’s the livery we all miss almost unanimously – and the one we want to see back the most. Now, Stagecoach South West has made all of our wildest dreams come true, as they […]

Preston’s iconic bus station is brought to life in these stunning illustrations

Preston bus station illustration

Preston’s Grade II-listed bus station is, quite simply, an icon. A brutalist behemoth with a capacity for 80 buses in its heyday, it was designed by Keith Ingham and Charles Wilson of Building Design Partnership, and built by Arup and Partners between 1968 and 1969. Recently redeveloped and revitalised, the historic building was threatened with […]

#AYearOfBuses 205: Paddington – Bow Church

London bus 205

Stagecoach London’s route 205 is today’s winner on #AYearOfBuses. The 205 came to life in 2002, replacing the former StationLink 1 route, an accessible route for those with disabilities previously operated by National Bus Company-owned Beeline. The 205 replaced SL1 as part of a package of improvements ahead of the introduction of London’s congestion charge. […]

Transport Designed’s top 8 of 2018

From supersized buses to tiny trains… It’s been another crazy year in the world of transport, and as 2018 comes to an end, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back through some of our most read and shared posts from the last 12 months. In no particular order, here […]

Mercedes-Benz debuts autonomous bus of the future

What urban public transport will look like in the future is shown by Mercedes-Benz’s semi-automated city bus with CityPilot. Mercedes say it operates even more safely, efficiently and comfortably than a conventional bus – it certainly looks the part. Connectivity plus camera and radar systems with data fusion are catapulting the bus into the future […]

TfL orders 90 Mellor Tucana II buses for London Dial-a-Ride

Mellor has announced a huge new order from Transport for London for 90 of its Tucana II buses. Set to be deployed at various Dial-a-Ride hub locations around central and suburban London, the Tucana IIs are all being built to an identical specification which meets the access needs of the Dial-a-Ride service. The buses are […]

McGill’s Buses launch with Passenger


McGill’s Buses, Scotland’s largest independent bus operator, has launched its new mobile app solution with Passenger. We’re extremely proud to be working with McGill’s, and excited about the speed with which the Passenger team was able to get the company onboarded and ready to go. We’re very pleased to announce that Scotland’s largest independent bus company, McGill’s, […]

5 crazy inventions from the bus industry which didn’t quite catch on

The bus industry has come up with some of the craziest inventions the world has ever seen. There’s no doubt about it. It’s an industry leading the way in vehicle design and innovation, but wow, the bus industry has come up with some absolute clangers over the years. We set out to catalogue some of […]

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