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Successful IRTE Conference 2014

The event attracted over 200 delegates and 26 speakers

The event attracted over 200 delegates and 26 speakers

Compliance, Euro 6 maintenance and a mock Public Inquiry among key areas covered 

This year’s IRTE (Institute of Road Traffic Engineers) Conference, held on September 17 at Hilton St George’s, Burton upon Trent, attracted over 200 delegates and 26 speakers. For the first time, the event also included a mock Public Inquiry (PI) chaired by Traffic Commissioner Kevin Rooney, and a pre-event networking dinner.

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Thomas Hardie ride and drive winner

Thomas HardieFollowing the ride and drive event held at Volvo north west of England dealership Thomas Hardie’s Trafford Park depot on August 20, Richie Cullen of Happy Al’s Coaches was selected, at random as ‘winner’ of  bus and coach ride and drive competition. Read More »

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Maynes Coaches recognised by the City of Derry

Maynes of Buckie has been recognised for its years of efforts in taking its passengers across the Irish Sea to Northern Ireland.

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Johnsons help ‘Run for Home’

Johnsons Coach Travel provided 10 coaches for Heart FM’s ‘Run for Home’ 2014 event on September 28.

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Epsom Coaches score 100%

Epsom Coaches is well-known for its smart, professional operation

Epsom Coaches is well-known for its smart, professional operation

Following an external audit required for membership of the Guild of British Coach operators which examines all aspects of operation, Epsom Coaches was pleased to announce it had scored 100%.

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Coaches play their part at Ryder Cup

A Maynes Van Hool TX parked alongside Docherty's Midland Coaches vehicles in that firm's depot in Auchterarder. KEVIN MAYNE

A Maynes Van Hool TX parked alongside Docherty’s Midland Coaches vehicles in that firm’s depot in Auchterarder. KEVIN MAYNE

FirstGroup’s Rail Support business won a contract to provide around 260 coaches during the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Read More »

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Belper coach driver twice the legal limit banned

Reading of 67 micrograms in 100 millilitres of breath leads to 21-month ban, on top of magistrates-imposed six-month 

A coach driver has admitted that he would have taken passengers on a trip to Snowdonia when he was twice the legal limit – if his back problems had not prevented him from driving.

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Stagecoach buses fitted with Voith Turbo Euro 6 gearboxes

The first new Voith Turbo Euro 6 automatic gearboxes are being fitted to Stagecoach buses and will be operating in the UK by the end of the year.

The DIWA.6 will be married to the Euro 6 Cummins six-cylinder ISB engine in 29 ADL Enviro 400 MMC double-deck Stagecoach buses which will go into service in Manchester.

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More Sapphire buses for Arriva North East

Guests at the launch were treated to a very special ballet performance from pupils at Val Armstrong School of Performing Arts to showcase the buses

Guests at the launch were treated to a very special ballet performance from pupils at Val Armstrong School of Performing Arts to showcase the buses

Arriva North East announced the launch of its latest Sapphire service upgrade on routes 5/5a and X3/X4 between Teesside and Redcar and Cleveland.

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Stockton depot open day success

Cleveland Transit H106 (RDC 106R), restored by the 500 Group was unveiled at the event. STEVE HODGSON

Cleveland Transit H106 (RDC 106R), restored by the 500 Group was unveiled at the event. STEVE HODGSON

The 40th anniversary of the formation of the original Cleveland Transit firm was marked in style on Sunday, when Stagecoach North East, the company’s modernday successor, opened the doors of its Stockton depot to the public on Sunday (September 28). The event also marked 20 years since Stagecoach bought Cleveland Transit.

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