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Archive: August 2011

Volvo Coaches

Posted in Industry news

Another popular manufacturer of coaches in Europe is Volvo. Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Göteborg. It is the world's second largest bus manufacturer, with a complete range of heavy buses for passenger transportation. The product range includes complete buses and coaches as well as chassis combined with a comprehensive range of services. The bus operation has a global presence, with production in Europe, North/South America, Asia and Australia. One former pr...

Entrance for buses only, some people think otherwise ...

Posted in Europebus news

On YouTube you can find interesting documents, songs, people etc, but the most popular are funny situations, or in other words, stupidity of others.Stupidity does not bypass the drivers, when they see an opportunity, I mean; a shortcut, free parking, they even risk the damage of the car, or injury.As a matter of fact, there are clear signs written on the road, there are traffic signs which say Bus Lane and there are traffic lights as well.Some people just keep trying.No matter how much you warn, there is no cure for sheer stupidity.Watch the cool video from Youtube, star...

Scottish Citylink (and Megabus) changes for October 2011

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In October this year, the Scottish Citylink (and Megabus) introduce adjustments to the timetable.The following routes will be modified: PM0001031/4 - Scottish Citylink Coaches Ltd, Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW Variation Accepted: Operating between Inverness, Bus Station and Ullapool, Pier given service number 961 effective from 03-Oct-2011. To amend Timetable. PM0001031/17 - Scottish Citylink Coaches Ltd, Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NW Variation Accepted: Operating between Oban and Glasgow given service number 976 e...

National Express & Megabus: Sainsbury's Super Saturday

Posted in Travel tips

To celebrate just under one year to go until the Paralympic Games, Sainsbury's, the official sponsor, is organising this great family festival on Clapham Common. This one day event has everything from music from The Saturdays, to children's activities, food and drink and a showcase from Paralympic athletes.If you want to be part of this event, National Express offers transport, just use the journey planner to book your return travel and take advantage of no driving, parking or congestion charges. Venue: Clapham Common, London Date: Saturday 10 September 2011 Return tra...

New day service to Dublin introduced for summer holidays

Posted in New coach services

A summer coach service to Dublin has been introduced from Birmingham and London offering return trips from £47 – including luggage, booking fee and taxes.Eurolines, Europe’s leading coach company and a sister company of National Express, launched the summer service from Victoria and Birmingham Coach Stations to cater for the Irish community travelling home during the holidays.The company has introduced modern air-conditioned coaches on the route with extra legroom.  For the short hop across the Irish Sea at Holyhead, people travel aboard the luxury Irish Ferries' Ulys...

Travelling by London bus in the '50s

Posted in Europebus news

On YouTube you can find very interesting documentaries, recently we came across a video from '50s about London buses.About the video: Very much beloved of Victor Lewis-Smith, this production by the Colonial Film Unit tells those finding themselves foreign, how to use London's bus service. Note to writers of American television programmes: this is exactly what life is still like in Britain, and you are quite correct to groundlessly assume that everyone still speaks in either a plummy BBC accent, or is a cockney urchin. And yes, the terms 'Britain', 'England' and 'London' all...

Latest travel information from National Express & Megabus, due to the civil disturbances

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Due to the current difficult situation in the UK, coach carriers were forced to make some changes. As of 0400, all National Express coach stations and coach services are operating as normal around the UK. All locations that were closed (Leicester, Manchester, Birmingham and Wolverhampton) have reopened. For up to date travel information within the London area, please visit the Transport for London website. National Express will offer free amendments to any journeys cancelled or stops not served as a result of the disturbances and they will honour this for up to 14 days fr...

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