Northern Irish bus manufacturer Wrightbus, most commonly identified in London with the manufacture of the New Bus for London (NBfL), has entered Administration. Questions first began to surface about the firm’s long-term viability in July, when the firm acknowledged it had begun working with Deloitte to seek either investment or a buyout, but Wrightbus’ future has looked troubled for some time. In 2018 it reported a loss of £1.7m, citing a difficult UK bus market and near non-existent ...
Network Rail are set to carry out experiments this autumn to trial new ways of braking designed to reduce delays for passengers caused by ‘leaves on the line’. The pioneering testing will take place during October 2019, causing part-closure of the Cross City line. Train performance can be affected during autumn as compressed leaves on the tracks cause a ‘Teflon-like’ substance which causes train wheels to slip and skid. This means trains often travel more slowly in certain areas to stop ...
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