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CC blocks Eurotunnel ferry services

Eurotunnel labels the decision, made over fears the firm would raise prices with a market share over 50%, as ‘solely based on random association of virtual hypothesis’ Eurotunnel has said it will immediately appeal a decision made by the Competition Commission (CC) on June 6 to prohibit it from operating a ferry service from the […]

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CC gives partial approval to FirstGroup service changes in Glasgow

One route is withdrawn and two have been allowed modifications, although two further changes were blocked The Competition Commission (CC) has provisionally allowed FirstGroup to withdraw one bus service and modify two other services in Glasgow, but has ruled against other requested changes from the operator.

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Stagecoach’s First North Devon acquisition off

OFT referral for 30-bus, 10-route operation puts existing jobs and network at risk in Barnstaple Stagecoach is no longer proceeding with its proposed acquisition of FirstGroup’s North Devon operations following the OFT’s announcement that it is referring the case to the Competition Commission.

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Queens Speech targets businesses

The latest government initiatves outlined in the Queen’s Speech neither help, nor further hinder, the bus and coach industry

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Reforms seek to improve passenger numbers

Extra funding has been given to local authorities to help improve the efficiency of bus services, although some argue it isn’t enough Local transport minister Norman Baker has announced a number of changes aimed at boosting passenger numbers and improving the efficiency of bus services.

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Brighton gets 14 more refurbed ex-London bendies

Brighton & Hove Bus (B&H) has announced it will add 14 Mercedes- Benz Citaro bendy buses to its stock by the summer and thus double capacity on the routes serving the city’s universities. Route 25 currently has four bendy buses and the extra vehicles will begin to enter service from April.

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MPs call for more bus competition evidence

TSC to investiagte Competition Commission’s report into bus industry The Transport Select Committee (TSC) is to undertake an inquiry into the Competition Commission’s (CC) report on the local bus services market.

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Rotala plc releases Q3 2011 trading update

Rotala plc, which owns a number of UK operators including Preston Bus, Blue Diamond and Wessex Connect, has improved its financial standing but expects fare increases to be likely in light of the BSOG cuts – according to its latest trading update. The update also includes prospects for the current year and outlines how Rotala […]

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Calls for investigation into McGill’s’ acquisition of Arriva

Competition watchdogs have been asked to investigate McGill’s’ bid for Arriva West Scotland. Labour MP Jim Sheridan has written to the Monopolies Commission about the Greenockbased firm’s £10m deal to buy its rival – effectively seeing McGill’s double in size and become the third biggest bus operator in Scotland.

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pteg responds to CC’s findings over collusion

In its formal response to the Competition Commission (CC)’s revelations on the scale of market fixing by major operators in the North East, pteg criticised the CC for “brushing aside” its own findings to leave a “weak set of remedies largely unchanged.” pteg says the CC’s report exposed evidence of operators in collusion. It quoted […]

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