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New Dusseldorf to London routes for Germany’s Deutsche Bahn

Germany’s Deutsche Bahn (DB) is to begin running a double-decker night bus service from Dusseldorf to London Victoria via Antwerp three-times a week from next month.

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Tower Transit wins government contract in Singapore

London-based TfL contractor Tower Transit has been awarded an inaugural government bus contract in the Singapore city of Jurong. its bid was chosen over offers from seven other firms – including Go Ahead Group and France’s RATP – after it submitted the third-lowest bid.

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King Long takes control

New future for King Long in the UK is promised after the importership passes under manufacturer’s direct control

Zabbar, Malta-based King Long Europe has taken back the UK importership for Xiamen King Long. King Long UK Ltd, to be wholly-owned by King Long Europe, the Chinese manufacturer’s European representation, is the distributor.

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Chancellor moves forward with devolution plan

Following the Conservative victory in the general election, Chancellor George Osborne has continued with plans for devolution in Manchester which would include a directly elected mayor for the region with powers on bus franchising.

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Green York City Sightseeing bus makes debut

An electric York City Sightseeing open-top bus has finally entered service after having been converted from its original diesel engine to use new electric technology, the York Press has reported.

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DVSA staff to strike action over new T&Cs

Members of the Prospect union at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have given formal notice of their intention to take industrial action,following new terms and conditions.

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Backhouse Jones to host free compliance seminar

Lancashire solicitors and transport and logistics specialist Backhouse Jones is to run a free compliance and transport law seminar for business owners, directors and senior management on June 4.

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Oxford City Council wants to squeeze out coaches

Responding to county council consultation, the city council said it would restrict coach access to the city while abandoning partnership agreements with bus operators in favour of franchising

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Quality Partnership Scheme set for TfGM network

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is set to deliver a £122m bus priority package, one of the most significant investments in Greater Manchester’s bus network in decades.

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New CILT president launches challenge against industry stereotypes

Speaking at the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport (CILT) Annual President’s Inauguration lunch, Beverley Bell FCILT, Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain and new president of the CILT in the UK expressed the need to raise the profile of the industry to attract more young people to join the profession.

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