Recruitment boost as new air traffic control staff bolster Teesside team

Two new starters from two very different backgrounds have been welcomed to the tower at Teesside Airport. Ben Harrety, 18, and Dan Parsons, 33, have joined the Air Traffic Control team in recent weeks. Ben, from Wynyard, has always held a passion for aviation having started learning to fly aged just 14 and applied for…

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Get set Harrogate, your new generation electric buses are coming!

Spa town’s power-packed new zero emission buses prepare for the open road as families and VIPs join the launch party They’ve had a movie star launch in the heart of Harrogate – and now the first of the spa town’s sparkling new electric buses are being prepared to carry their first customers in service in…

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How driver behaviour impacts safety – AA Yellow Paper

Put simply, every behaviour, emotion, physical symptom, and reaction we have as humans has the potential to negatively impact on our safety when driving. There isn’t a single factor responsible for road collisions. In fact, it’s often a combination of influences. When you delve into the 2022 road collision data (Department for Transport), the top…

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Night-time works to resurface key York road

City of York Council will be carrying out resurfacing works between the A1036 Malton Road, A1237 Outer ring road and Hopgrove Lane roundabouts. Work will start on Tuesday 18 June and last until Wednesday 3 July 2024, weather permitting, and will take place between 9pm and 5am on weekdays. From Tuesday 18 June to Friday…

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Work to start near Millennium Bridge

Work starts next week between Millennium Bridge and Butcher Terrace to improve accessibility and to allow it to stay open for longer when the river levels rise. Work will begin on Monday 17 June 2024 and is expected to last for five weeks. The works will: Raise part of the path (the dip which is…

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UPDATE: Road closures for planned resurfacing works

There have been changes to the times of resurfacing works on Bishopthorpe Road that will require road closures this June. Due to the poor condition of the underlying carriageway, we will be closing Bishopthorpe Road to vehicle traffic on Thursday 6 June and Friday 7 June (6.30pm-Midnight). This will be instead of the closures originally…

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We’ve got the power – could you be the face of Harrogate’s electrifying new buses?

The Harrogate Bus Company launches search for locals to get in the picture – on the back of a sparkling new electric bus Could you be the star on the back of a sparkling new electric bus in Harrogate? The spa town’s leading bus operator, The Harrogate Bus Company, is launching a quest to find…

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Ride with pride! Transdev’s colourful celebration of diversity takes to the road

‘Everyone’s welcome on our buses’ message seen by thousands at York Pride as specially designed double decker makes its debut Ride with Pride – the message is clear to all as Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev’s newly-designed double decker takes to the streets of historic York. Bus number 2421 has now become Transdev’s standard bearer for…

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MOU agreed to develop ‘bioship’ technology and plans to construct the world’s first biomass-fuelled ship

New bioship technology would use gas from biomass to propel ship MoU between Japanese and British companies contains plans to develop bioship by the end of the decade Technology could decarbonise shipping of biomass pellets to Japan, potentially reducing carbon emissions by 22% Leading Japanese companies, NYK Line (NYK), NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers (NBP),…

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Road closures for planned resurfacing works

City of York Council will be carrying out resurfacing works on Bishopthorpe Road and Elvington Lane (B1228) requiring road closures this June. Works will start on Bishopthorpe Road on the evening of Friday 31 May and be complete by Wednesday 19 June, weather permitting. Bishopthorpe road will be closed to vehicle traffic: 6.30 pm on…

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Behind the scenes of TPE’s new timetable as train operator increases services on some routes across the North of England and into Scotland

TransPennine Express (TPE) is showing how its timetable is created ahead of changes to some of its services in June, as well as encouraging customers to be prepared and check their journeys. The new timetable will be brought in from Sunday 2 June, along with the rest of the national rail network. The behind-the -scenes…

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UK first – AA launches a trio of full-electric recovery vehicles

Up to 6000 kg payload and 170 mile range from one charge Major focus on piloting shift to low emissions vehicles in preparation for net zero Fully electric recovery trucks will be hitting the UK’s roads thanks to a pioneering launch from The AA. The move will see The AA become the first UK-based roadside…

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First flight to Dalaman in 13 years takes off from Teesside

A Turkish gem has returned to Teesside departure boards for the first time in 13 years – with a jet full of TUI holidaymakers setting off on Tuesday morning (28 May). The sold-out service to Dalaman was the first of a programme which will see flights to and from Teesside every Tuesday until 17 September….

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Transdev’s Yorkshire workshop wonders in UK skills challenge

Testing road ahead for bus firm’s mechanical, electrical and bodywork stars From experienced engineers to rising stars of the workshop – Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev’s team of all the talents are to take on the ultimate test. The Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) is celebrating Britain’s best in bus and coach engineering with its…

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Family fun event to welcome Harrogate’s new electric buses

Music, food, dancing and prizes lined up to celebrate the future of bus travel It’ll be a fantastic family fun party – and you’re invited! Harrogate’s leading bus operator, The Harrogate Bus Company, is planning an action-packed free event to welcome the first of the town’s brand new electric buses. The fun starts at 3.30pm…

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West Yorkshire woman shortlisted for two Women in Rail Awards

A West Yorkshire woman has been nominated for two national awards for her contribution to making the rail industry more inclusive. Harriet Harbidge, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at TransPennine Express (TPE), has been shortlisted for two Women in Rail Awards. Despite her relatively short tenure of just 18 months at TPE, Harriet, a 28-year-old from…

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Yorkshire bus firm Transdev’s new drive to better mental health

New training mission launches to boost care for customers and colleagues as UK marks Mental Health Awareness Week Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev is launching a new drive to boost care for its customers and staff as the UK marks Mental Health Awareness Week. Campaigning charity The Mental Health Foundation is leading a nationwide week of…

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Another key hire for law firm: partner joins firm’s nationally renowned shipping & transport practice

Regional law firm Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is delighted to announce that Gavin Farquhar has joined its nationally renowned shipping & transport practice as a partner. Gavin – who is dual Scottish and English law qualified – has over 30 years’ broad experience acting nationally and internationally for a range of businesses operating in the…

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Teesside Airport secures Eastern Airways as new operator for Aberdeen service

Teesside International Airport has secured an agreement with Eastern Airways as the new operator for flights to Aberdeen.    Initially the new daily flights will be the only direct service from the North-East to Aberdeen when they begin on Monday 20th May, operating daily weekdays and Sundays before increasing to twice daily from Monday 9th…

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Major acquisition for Leeds based Privilege Executive Cars

After months of hard work, Privilege Executive Cars are proud to announce our acquisition of Elite Voyager Chauffeur Travel. This acquisition will further increase our presence in the industry whilst expanding our client base, executive fleet, and chauffeurs to further provide a quality, safe and professional service. “We look forward to working with all our…

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New temporary road reopens after work to remove parts of Queen Street Bridge

Following two weekends of intensive work, significant progress has been made on the Station Gateway project which looks to transform the area around York’s historic railway station. The past two weekends have seen Queen Street Bridge closed to all users. The first weekend saw the completion of a temporary diversion road. The second saw work…

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Drivetech launches driver training course to boost minibus safety

Drivetech, part of The AA, is on a mission to improve safety while traveling by minibus with the launch of its latest dedicated driver training course. Minibus Safe Drive has been specifically designed to support minibus drivers with the unique range of skills required, as well as improve driver and passenger wellbeing. With minibuses in…

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Reminder: second Queen Street bridge closure to take place this weekend

City of York Council is reminding residents and visitors that a second road closure will take place this weekend as part of the Station Gateway project. This follows the first closure which took place last weekend and saw the creation of the new temporary diversion road. Queen Street Bridge, the new temporary road and the…

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TPE on track to break taboos around women’s health

TransPennine Express (TPE) has signed up to become an Endometriosis Friendly Employer, helping to drive positive change in the workplace. By joining this scheme, the train operator pledges its commitment to colleagues with endometriosis, promising to raise awareness and break taboos surrounding women’s health issues. One in ten women suffer from endometriosis, a painful and…

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Statement: Queen Street Bridge closures

Following the weekend’s closure, Councillor Pete Kilbane, Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Transport and Economy, said: “It is so far so good with Queen St works and big thanks go out to everyone involved in helping make this weekend go so smoothly. We are only half-way through this part of the…

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Off to a flyer! Yorkshire bus firm Transdev teams up with ad agency to promote family jetaways to the sun

Outdoor advertising agency Adverta brings travel agency chain Althams on board with high-profile bus sponsorship deal Yorkshire airport bus firm FLYER is teaming up with advertising agency Adverta to launch a new bus sponsorship deal featuring one of the region’s best-known names in travel. Travel agency Althams, which has 33 branches across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and…

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Move your career into top gear! Bus firm Transdev offers York job seekers and switchers a fresh start at its new green base

Try your skills behind the wheel at new Rawcliffe bus depot’s open event Yorkshire bus firm Transdev is inviting career switchers and job seekers to get behind the wheel of one of its training buses at its award-winning Academy in York – with a fast-tracked application process and higher pay awaiting those who take up…

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Key York road to close for two weekends in April

City of York Council has published information to support residents and visitors with a key road in the city set to close for two weekends this month. As an essential part of works to transform the entrance to York Station, parts of Station Road and Queen Street Bridge will be closed from 8pm on Friday…

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Double bus boost to open up the best of Yorkshire’s town and country

Bus operator and council join forces to deliver more buses, more often from this weekend A bus boost at the double – it’s on the way from this weekend as bus operator The Keighley Bus Company prepares to run more buses, more often on two key Yorkshire routes. The bus firm is working in partnership…

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Supercharged growth for renewable energy start-up as it reports £1 million turnover in just one year

Leeds-based specialist renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) firm, E-Merge Group, has experienced a supercharged first year of operations, reporting a turnover of £1 million since the start-up business was established just 12 months ago. Set up in April 2023 by renewable energy experts, Marc Haley and Charlotte Ward, the E-Merge Group has experienced unprecedented…

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Key York road to close in April

York’s Queen Street Bridge is set to close in April. To help them plan ahead, the council is forewarning residents and commuters that – as part of work to transform the entrance to York Station –  Queen Street Bridge is set to be closed from 8pm on Friday 19 April 2024 to 6am on Monday 22…

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All York Family bus ticket price reduced from Easter Holidays

Families planning a day trip in York this Easter will be able to travel on the city’s bus network all day for a reduced price of just £5.50 for five people – just £1.10 each – using an All York Family ticket. The offer was previously available for a trial period during summer 2023, with…

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York’s red city sightseeing buses gear up for a busy Easter

City’s leading open-top tour plans more trips, more often all summer long York’s leading open top bus tour, CitySightseeing York, is to boost its service to four trips per hour, seven days a week as the historic city prepares to welcome thousands of visitors this Easter. The famous bright red buses give a bird’s eye…

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Statement: York outer ring road

In response to last night’s meeting Councillor Pete Kilbane, Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Transport and the Economy said: “We welcome approval from the planning committee, which is a significant milestone and the latest step in the journey to dual York’s Outer Ring Road. “Our Council Plan lays out how it…

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Transdev opens new ‘future ready’ bus depot in York

Fully accessible and employee focussed working space packed with power-saving and local biodiversity features New depot will support York local routes and CitySightseeing open-top tour buses Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev has officially opened its new green depot on the northern outskirts of York – with an upbeat assessment of the prospects for future expansion. The…

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Azets and Andrew Jackson help York bus company get on board with First Group

A deal has been completed for the sale of York Pullman Bus Company Ltd (“York Pullman”), with advisory services from top 10 UK accountancy firm Azets and regional law firm Andrew Jackson. The long-established family business has been acquired by FirstGroup plc, which represents a strategic expansion in the North Yorkshire transport sector. Azets advised…

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TIER to end e-scooter and e-bike trial in York

City of York Council has been informed that TIER do not wish to extend their contract, thereby taking the decision to end its e-scooter and e-bike trial in York. The trial was part of the Department for Transport micro-mobility trial and has been operating since September 2020 in York. The TIER service in York will…

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Driving the future: embracing green mobility with Lexus and Toyota in Leeds

In the heart of Leeds, a transformative journey towards sustainability is taking place, with Lexus and Toyota leading the way. Our pioneering automotive brands offer a diverse range of vehicles, from luxurious hybrids to cutting-edge electric models, including commercial vehicles tailored for business needs. Lexus and Toyota Leeds are at the forefront, empowering both individuals…

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We’re listening – now we’re adding hearing loops to our buses!

For World Hearing Day, Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev reveals plan to add induction loop technology to help hearing aid users travel with ease Yorkshire-based bus operator Transdev is marking World Hearing Day this Sunday (3 March 2024) by unveiling plans to install hearing loop technology to more than 60 of its buses. Hearing loops, also…

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Blue Badge holders’ second route into footstreets opens one month early

One month ahead of time, Blue Badge holders’ access into the city centre has been fully restored. Holders of valid Blue Badges and their drivers will once again be able to drive into the city centre at any time via Blake Street from 1 March. Access through Goodramgate opened on 4 January 2024. By making…

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State-of-the-art airport scan complete as Teesside gears up for Summer season

A state-of-the-art scan to offer those visiting Teesside Airport a real feel of the terminal has been completed as work gears up for the upcoming summer season. The immersive virtual tour – available here – is all part of the push to make Teesside the most accessible airport in the UK. Stockton-based firm Tricore Technical…

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Resident feedback brings changes to cashless parking plans

The Executive Member for Economy and Transport has agreed to allow cash payments to continue in two council car parks following strong resident feedback. The decision was made at a public meeting this week (20 February). In July 2023 it was agreed that the council would go out to consultation on plans to move all…

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Bus network progress to be heard at Council Executive

Three important updates on York’s bus network will be presented to City of York Council’s Executive on Tuesday 20 February. The first follows a review of the city’s existing bus network, undertaken by independent consultants Momentum. The results of their report will be used for long-term planning but have also informed some more immediate proposals to…

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PM’s electrifying visit to Harrogate’s leading bus operator

Sunak hails progress on multi-million pound switch to zero emission bus fleet Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has today (12 February 2024) welcomed progress towards a multi-million pound switch to zero emission electric buses during a visit to Harrogate’s leading bus operator. The Harrogate Bus Company, a subsidiary of Transdev, placed orders in Autumn 2023 worth…

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York is better by bus this half term

City of York Council is encouraging everyone to travel by bus this half term, and is encouraging families to take up the new, lower and free fares. The new fares, which were first introduced in September 2023, have been extended and updated in time for half term. Each subsidy will run until December 2024, to…

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Teesside to stateside – airport doubles as NYC in new romantic comedy

A romantic comedy which sees Teesside International Airport stand in for New York International Airport will hit screens on Friday (February 9).  Upgraded is the latest movie to be filmed in Tees Valley and comes to Prime Video this week.   Secret shooting took place at the airport in August 2022, and saw Teesside transformed into…

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More buses, more often on key commuter route into Leeds after bus boost hailed a success

The Keighley Bus Company unveils plans for extra trips to and from Leeds on popular Aireline route thanks to double-digit rise in passenger numbers West Yorkshire bus operator The Keighley Bus Company today reveals more improvements are on the way to one of the region’s most popular bus services, after boosted timetables and lower fares…

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