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Bus shelter: major fire destroys electric buses at Arriva in Maastricht

Bus shelter: major fire destroys electric buses at Arriva in Maastricht

The fire raged in a workshop for electric buses. A heavy fire has destroyed several buses in an Arriva building on Korvetweg in Maastricht. Electric buses, among other things, were stored in this building. The fire, which was reminiscent of…

Battle for bus transport in Zeeland has started: who will take up the challenge?

Battle for bus transport in Zeeland has started: who will take up the challenge?

From the end of 2026, a new carrier will be given the opportunity to provide bus transport in Zeeland. This tender, an important moment for the future of public transport in the region, is now starting to take shape. At the end of October it will become clear…

VDL

Greening: De Lijn starts with the first VDL e-buses from Destelbergen

On July 1, De Lijn will take into service the first new generation of electric buses from supplier VDL from the Destelbergen depot. On July 1, the Flemish Transport Company De Lijn put its first new generation of electric buses from supplier VDL into use…

transvision

NS: Transvision and Trigion guarantee safe travel during rail work

Transvision's large-scale operation shows how important a well-coordinated approach is for infrastructure works. The rail work taking place this week between Den Bosch, Tilburg and Boxtel has a significant impact on train passengers in the region. During this…

eCitaro

Zero emissions: Councilor Arjen Kapteijns enthusiastic about the new HTM buses

The first electric buses will be used to train bus drivers in June. On Friday, June 14, 2024, Jaap Bierman, general manager of HTM, and Joost van der Bijl, director of Daimler Buses Netherlands, presented the latest buses from…

Big Bus Tours Paris

Big Bus: electric buses are conquering Paris, Vienna and London this summer

Tourists visiting world cities know the image all too well: an upper deck full of people on a smelly and noisy diesel bus. Often to the great annoyance of the residents in the streets through which these buses pass. But that will change soon…

Photo: De Lijn

De Lijn is listening: extra buses and evening rides on West Flemish lines

Getting to your destination without worries is the most important thing. From July 1, transport company De Lijn will be making some adjustments to bus connections, including in West Flanders. Earlier this year, De Lijn introduced a new transport plan, but based on…

bus transportation

Awareness: What drives young people to throw objects from bridges?

Throwing stones and manhole covers from bridges by young people is a complex problem with deep-rooted causes. In the wake of dangerous incidents on highways, where objects are thrown from bridges, the question arises as to what drives young people to such life-threatening actions...

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Qbuzz: diesel buses for Frisian bus transport are surprising

The bus company is in a split between achieving the climate target and the concession starting, so Friesland is starting bus transport with diesel buses. Qbuzz, the new bus transport operator in Friesland, has announced that it will use diesel buses from December, a decision that is surprising…

Malmo

Cycling and music: Malmö is getting excited for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024

Malmö is getting ready for a green and musical extravaganza. The city is preparing to become the center of Europe again in 2024 as the host city of the Eurovision Song Contest, an event that many consider the musical highlight of…

Kupers

Prorail: extensive work in Tilburg puts passengers on the bus

ProRail is starting a large-scale renovation project at the Tilburg and Tilburg University stations, which will have major consequences for train passengers and freight transporters. Work will take place at the Tilburg and Tilburg University stations from April 28 to May 13. In addition,…

Pouw Transport

KNV: coaches wrongly punished for truck violations

For bus operators, the closure comes as a bolt from the blue. Rijkswaterstaat's intention to impose a ban on trucks and buses over the bridge on the A29 near Purmerend with effect from Monday, April 7, has…

Funeral transport

Key figure: Founder's son and pioneer Denis Van Hool passed away

The Belgian business landscape loses one of its pioneers with the death of Denis Van Hool, the son of Bernard Van Hool, founder of the well-known bus builder Van Hool. Denis passed away at the age of 91, a loss that is palpable within and…

ILT

ILT: Northern bus company gets itself involved in violations

During one road inspection, the ILT found more than 50 violations of the rules for driving and rest times at this bus company. The Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) recently took drastic measures against a bus company located in the north of the Netherlands,…

airport Schiphol

Schiphol: a travel experience from snacks to taxis and autonomous buses

With the launch of real-time baggage information, the airport is taking a significant step forward in customer service and efficiency. This innovation makes it possible for returning travelers to know exactly… via the Schiphol App, website and the 150 information screens in the baggage halls…

excise tourism

Excise tourism: bus to tax haven is the outing for the smoker

Cigarette tourism and tobacco hunting across the border is booming after price increases. The recent increases in excise duties on tobacco products in the Netherlands are driving smokers to take inventive measures to reduce the costs of their smoking habit. A pack of cigarettes in the Netherlands now costs around 11,10…

Van Hool

Van Hool: candidate takeovers in line despite bank resistance

On the verge of collapse due to bankruptcy or a restart? In the shadow of the Belgian industrial pride, bus builder Van Hool, the threat of bankruptcy hangs like a dark cloud over the heads of the employees, the local…

Strikes in Twente regional transport stopped

Strikes in Twente regional transport stopped

Trade union has reached agreement with Arriva about high workload. Trade union FNV and regional transport operator Arriva have reached an agreement on tackling the high workload for bus drivers. This means that the previously announced strikes for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12, are over. The transport company has committed…

Van Hool

Recovery plan for bus builder Van Hool will cost jobs of 1.100 employees

Van Hool, manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, presented the main lines of its 'Van Hool Recovery Plan' to employee representatives during a special works council. The company has expressed its intention to strategically reorient its activities towards market segments where customers…

Bus drivers in Twente are putting in work and demanding better conditions for Arriva staff

Bus drivers in Twente are putting in work and demanding better conditions for Arriva staff

Arriva ultimatum expired, no solution yet for excessive workload. There is a loud call for change in the heart of Twente. Arriva bus drivers, frustrated by what they consider untenable working conditions, have decided to take action. On…

Time for a change on the Belgian buses and trams of De Lijn

Time for a change on the Belgian buses and trams of De Lijn

There may be many more incidents that did not make it to the media. The discussion surrounding public transport in Belgium is taking a new turn with recent events and comments that put the spotlight on the functioning of De Lijn, the Flemish transport company...

Transport company De Lijn chooses BYD prize that wins over quality

Transport company De Lijn chooses BYD prize that wins over quality

This decision has not only financial, but also environmental and social implications. The transition to sustainable mobility is central to the strategies of public transport companies worldwide, with electric buses playing a key role in reducing the ecological footprint. Recently, The…

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Flemish government's turn, future of bus builder Van Hool is wavering

A third of the staff is temporarily unemployed and there are too few orders. The bus builder Van Hool in Koningshooikt near Lier is in the eye of the storm, confronted with financial setbacks and a changing landscape within the bus industry.…

Ultimatum for Arriva, union FNV Streektransport threatens with strikes

Ultimatum for Arriva, union FNV Streektransport threatens with strikes

If Arriva does not meet the union's demands before Tuesday, March 5, 17.00 p.m., strikes will follow. The transition from Keolis to Arriva in regional transport has led to great dissatisfaction among bus drivers and the trade union FNV Streektransport. After…

De Lijn is taking measures after a shocking door incident

De Lijn is taking measures after a shocking door incident

Forced closure by drivers creates very unsafe situations during rush hour and proves dangerous for travelers. After a disturbing incident in which a girl became trapped between the doors of a De Lijn bus, the Flemish public transport company, in collaboration with…

Delhi opens doors with free bus travel for non-binary travelers

Delhi opens doors with free bus travel for non-binary travelers

This development follows a landmark judgment by the Delhi High Court last year, which ordered the transgender community to be legally recognized as the third gender on DTC bus tickets.


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Victory for coach transport now that EU regulations are being amended

Victory for coach transport now that EU regulations are being amended

One of the striking adjustments in the new regulations is the flexibility in the mandatory break times for drivers. After a lengthy period of effort and consultation, a significant change is underway in the European transport sector. The European Union has…

shelter

Revolutionizing public transportation and Hoppin changes the game

According to Flemish Minister of Mobility, Lydia Peeters, and Ann Schoubs, director general of De Lijn, 89% of the network has now been adapted to the principles of this new vision. The Flemish transport company De Lijn has recently implemented a change in its network,…

Terror panic on FlixBus after passenger hears about attack plans

Terror panic on FlixBus after passenger hears about attack plans

While the public can be reassured that there was no real threat, the need for alertness and accurate assessment of safety risks on public transport remains a concern. An apparently normal bus trip from France to Belgium turned into…

Bravo

Financial nightmare for Hermes due to check-in system failure

For Hermes, the disruption is a new setback in an already difficult period. A software malfunction in the check-in system of Hermes, the bus operator in South-east Brabant, has led to a significant loss of income. Since last Sunday morning, travelers have been unable to…

Travelers are complaining en masse about new bus services

Travelers are complaining en masse about new bus services

Many complaints about the new bus operator. “Either they don't show up, or they're just late. You have to take that into account,” said a traveler in front of the camera at RTV Oost. Travelers in various regions of the Netherlands express their…

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