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Archive: October 2011

Hull gets on board as bus use soars

Posted in Industry news

Passenger numbers on Hull buses shoot up 30% in past nine years Increase is equivalent of cutting more than 3.5m car trips from the city’s roads Strong partnership with Hull City Council key to success Hull has seen one of the biggest rises in public transport use in the UK over the past nine years, according to figures released today. The figures show that bus operators Stagecoach East Midlands and East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) have seen combined passenger growth of 30% on their services in Hull since 2002-03 as more people ditch the car for convenient, go...

International coaches to the Olympics 2012

Posted in Vacation planning

Eurolines finally provides international ticket sales for next year's Olympics. The London 2012 Olympic Games will be held in London and across the UK from 27 July to 12 August 2012. Eurolines have laid on enhanced coach services with increased frequencies to the games with some great value fares from countries across Europe especially from Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. You can now book services into London from these destinations, use a special journey planner to book your journey.... expansion in the USA

Posted in Industry news

Stagecoach has expanded its network in the United States and Canada to operate out
of Omaha, Memphis, St Louis and Boston. The expansion brings to 64 the total number of locations covered in North America from the company’s six key hubs.As part of the latest expansion, Omaha residents can now travel to Chicago; Des Moines, Iowa; and Iowa City, Iowa, and a new route has been established between Memphis and St Louis, offering one daily departure. Dale Moser, President and Chief Operating Officer of in North America, said: Our latest expansion ...

Cheltenham Open with National Express

Posted in Vacation planning

A major highlight of the British Racing Calendar with 3 days of racing and 80 trade stands in The Open Shopping Village. This historic race has a great atmosphere in the grandstands, bars and restaurants and with top class racing it's this autumn's hot ticket for a great day out. All National Express coaches are scheduled to ensure you arrive in plenty of time for the first race. Their return coaches will be ready after the last race to take you back home. Packages and travel only options available to book using the specially prepared journey planner Venue: Cheltenham ...

Double success for Stagecoach at top bus industry awards

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Stagecoach and Alexander Dennis awarded inaugural Green honourLondon employee named Bus Engineer of the YearStagecoach is celebrating a double success at the 2011 Route One Operator Excellence Awards after winning two top honours.The Perth-based transport group and Scottish vehicle manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) were jointly awarded the inaugural Green Award at the Birmingham ceremony, after leading the UK on the introduction of state-of-the-art green hybrid-electric buses which produce up to 30% less carbon emissions than conventional diesel vehicles.And Stage...

Biggest busway beats the queues

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Stagecoach is running services on the world’s longest busway after the successful opening of the multi-million-pound public transport link. The revolutionary new link offers a reliable, fast and frequent service seven days a week between Huntingdon, St Ives and Cambridge, giving locals a high-quality alternative to the long queues and uncertain journey times on the notoriously congested A14. Stagecoach, one of two operators providing services on The Busway, is using a £3 m fleet of 20 luxury buses fitted with small rubber guide wheels. “The Busway is a visionary pro...

Eurolines - new international timetable from 1st November 2011

Posted in Europebus news

Moderators of the EuropeBus website, wish to inform about the planned change in the international coach timetable. The new timetable will come into force at 1st November 2011 and will apply until March 2012. Unfortunately, ticket sale for the period after 1st November is currently suspended. Probably the new timetable will appear within the next few days or weeks. Please check the timetables regularly, they should first appear on the websites of Eurolines and National Express, we will get them at a later date and then we will be able to make adjustments....

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