Bus Back Better: my thoughts on the National Bus Strategy

National Bus Strategy

The UK Government has today (15 March) published its long-awaited National Bus Strategy for England. And it couldn’t be more welcome news. At last, we have a solid platform which puts buses firmly at the heart of our economic recovery in Britain, whilst accelerating overall progress towards zero emission bus fleets. The National Bus Strategy […]

#AYearOfBuses 214: Highgate Village – Liverpool Street

London bus 214

Today’s winner on #AYearOfBuses is one of London’s next routes to go fully-electric. London’s route 214 began life in 1961 as a replacement for trolleybus route 615, running between Moorgate and Parliament Hill Fields via City Road, Angel and King’s Cross. It’s one of central London’s relatively rare single-deck routes, having been run with varying […]

#AYearOfBuses 98: Willesden – Holborn

BYD electric

It’s back to London for today on #AYearOfBuses, and we’re taking a look at some rather interesting electric double deckers! Metroline run this small fleet of five full-electric, BYD integral double deckers from their garage in Willesden. New in 2016, they form part of the allocation on TfL’s route 98, which runs from Willesden bus […]

#AYearOfBuses 48: Bristol – UWE Frenchay Campus

First Enviro400VE

Today on #AYearOfBuses, we’re checking out a revolutionary trial of ‘virtual electric’ buses in Bristol. Two Alexander Dennis Enviro400VE (Virtual Electrics) are now in service with First West of England in Bristol, running on route 48A between the City Centre and UWE’s Frenchay Campus to the north of the city. These buses are particularly unique […]

#AYearOfBuses 37: Peckham – Putney Heath

Route 37

We’re heading back to London for day 37 on #AYearOfBuses, and it’s for the capital’s first (proposed) Opportunity Charged route. The 37 connects Putney Heath with Clapham and Peckham in South London, and it’s home to London’s only rapid ‘OppCharge’-capable buses. Two experimental Volvo B5LHCs with Wright SRM bodywork arrived in August 2018 for the […]

Power to the people! Harrogate’s Electrics are live

A sparkling fleet of groundbreaking zero-emission electric buses has been unveiled in Harrogate. Transdev subsidiary The Harrogate Bus Company revealed the fleet of eight Volvo 7900e electric buses at a star-studded launch event in the North Yorkshire spa town on 26 July, attended by the Buses Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP, and local MP for Harrogate […]

We could be flying from London to Paris in electric planes within a decade

Wright Electric

Startup company Wright Electric have unveiled their concept for an electric-powered plane – and they’re hoping to run commercial flights within the next ten years. Yes, you read that correctly. We could be hopping around continental Europe on zero-emission electric airliners by 2027. At a recent tech demo day, Wright Electric announced their intention to […]

Västtrafik takes the fight to self-driving cars

Vastraffik's future of mobility

Everywhere you turn these days, there’s talk of autonomous vehicles – and nowhere is that buzzword more prevalent than in the car industry. So, if you can’t beat them…why not join them? Swedish transit agency Västtrafik is not an entity known for doing things ‘by the book’. One of its routes in the city of […]

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