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 bus user news       edition 11 | 2018


Love the bus

As part of our activities for Greener Journey’s Catch the Bus Week, Bus Users has been running a competition to encourage people to share their bus selfies and #ilovemybus captions for a chance to win a Smart Watch generously donated by Transdev Blazefield  Read more

Catch the Bus Week 2018

Bus Users UK joined operators, passenger groups and transport bodies up and down the country celebrating Greener Journey’s Catch the Bus Week.  Read more

Bus Users Cymru in Pontypridd

In Maidstone with Bus Users England, Nu-venture Coaches and Arriva Southern Counties

Road to nowhere

Stagecoach North East is urging politicians across the region to put buses at the heart of plans to tackle congestion, in a bid to improve air quality and speed up services  Read more
Steve Walker, Managing Director,
Stagecoach North East 

Do you or don't you?

Thanking the bus driver has become the ‘ultimate character test’ according to hordes of memes currently flooding social media  Read more

Connecting Leeds

Bus Users had a fantastic day at the #AdventureBegins initiative in Leeds during Catch the Bus Week, inspiring people with a learning disability or autism to overcome their fears and embrace travel and adventure  Read more

Unintended consequences

A report by Professor David Begg on behalf of Greener Journeys, suggests that the seven year freeze on fuel duty has led to a 4% rise in traffic, a fall in rail and bus use, and increased levels of congestion and pollution  Read more

Rural disconnection

In her latest colum for Coach and Bus Week magazine, Claire Walters argues it's time for a rethink on community transport before rural communities are left stranded  Read more

Mind the gap

There's still time to catch BBC Radio 4's Mind the Gap on iPlayer Radio, a programme that looks at the transport divide between bus services inside and outside London  Listen now

And the winner is...

Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Route, sponsored by Bus Users UK, has been a huge success, attracting widespread media coverage of the benefits of bus travel  Read more

Bus Users supporters event

Following our change in status to registered charity, and the switch from paid members to supporters, Bus Users held its first Supporters Event in the centre of Leeds on June 7  Read more

Health and safety

Taking the bus is not only safer than taking the car, it’s also safer for pedestrians and cyclists using the same routes according to a new study in the Journal of Urban Health  Read more

Get on board

A new initiative in Edinburgh, spearheaded by Edinburgh’s Road Policing Unit, aims to help vulnerable people access buses in the City  
Read more

Coach upgrade

Bus Users Scotland has been working with Stagecoach East Scotland and Plaxton Coaches on the design and production of a new fleet of accessible coaches with leather reclining seats, free wifi access, USB charging points and air conditioning   Read more

New group

Cambridge and the surrounding area has a new local Bus Users group, headed up by Richard Wood. The group has been working closely with Vic Walker of Bus Users England and already has a website, Facebook page and Twitter account up and running. Find out more and lend your support  Read more

Goodbye to a friend

Stephen le Bras, former Honorary Treasurer with Bus Users UK has sadly died at the age of 70. Stephen Morris shares some memories  Read more

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