Commons inquiry backs North East councils in row with bus operators

New bus franchises bitterly opposed by transport companies have been backed by the Commons Transport Committee

A Stagecoach double decker bus

Stagecoach prepares to take battle over North East bus routes to court

Sunderland MP Bridget Phillipson hits out at Stagecoach who are planning legal action over the takeover of bus routes

A Stagecoach double decker bus

Bus operator Stagecoach calls on MPs for more say over transport policy

Bus operator stagecoach is locked in a row with local councils - but now it's told MPs it wants a seat on the transport authority

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Stagecoach places orders for £100m of vehicles

Stagecoach has placed “record orders” worth more than £100 million in the next financial year for hundreds of new buses and coaches

A Stagecoach bus in Newcastle

Stagecoach boss threatens to axe 500 North East buses

Stagecoach chairman Sir Brian Souter has threatened to axe 500 North East bus services if council chiefs try to take control

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Stagecoach appoints new operations director in the North East

Nationwide bus company Stagecoach has appointed a new operations director to its North East fleet

A Stagecoach bus

Stagecoach hails profit rise

A robust performance from Stagecoach's regional bus operations helped the transport group deliver better-than-expected annual profits

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