Price rise for bus tickets blamed on roadworks and queues in Oxford

Erin Lyons has reported that the bus companies behind Oxford SmartZone, comprised of Oxford Bus Company, Stagecoach and Thames Travel, announced prices will rise this month, blaming roadworks and congestion. Fares will increase by an average 3% on adult four, thirteen and fifty-two week passes.

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New Number 11 buses hit the streets of North Ayrshire

The Ardrossan Herald has reported that Stagecoach has launched 27 new buses between Ardrossan, Kilwinning, Irvine and Kilmarnock as part of a £5.6m investment. All new vehicles are fitted with Euro VI engines, free WIFI and USB charging points.

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Govia Thameslink franchise ‘not providing value for money’

BBC News has reported that the National Audit Office has said the Govia Thameslink (GTR) franchise, the largest in the UK, has not provided value for money and services had been worse since GTR took over the franchise in July 2015. Since then, 7.7% of services had been cancelled or delayed by 30 minutes, compared…

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Diesel car sales to plunge again this year, study warns

BBC News has reported that sales of diesel cars will account for just 15% of the UK market by 2025, down from a 50% peak, according to Aston University. Aston expects a further 10% drop in sales this year. Sales of new diesel cars fell 17.1% last year.

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