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NEW TFGM VOLVO 7900e FITTED WITH McKENNA SIGNS AND GRAPHICS

Posted on 28th September 2017 by Malcolm Randles

A first for the streets of any UK city is the new all electric Volvo 7900e single decker bus, launched by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham and on trial for an 8 week period, operating on TFGM’s free to use MetroShuttle2 Manchester City Centre Service. It is a first because it is charged using a… Read More

UNA’S PUDATE 2

Posted on 15th June 2017 by Malcolm Randles

Una our sponsored guide dog puppy has come on leaps and bounds in her training. She has mastered stairs and her confidence in lifts has really improved, Stacey, who is Una’s puppy walker says she is very pleased how well she handles busy environments, which don’t seem to phase her at all. Una has visited lots of… Read More

UNA’S PUPDATE 1

Posted on 16th February 2017 by Malcolm Randles

Our sponsored guide dog puppy Una is truly finding her feet in Cambridge, where she is currently living with her puppy walker Stacey. Una has already been on plenty of adventures as part of her early training, including a trip to the supermarket. a visit to the cinema where Stacey reckons Una was not too… Read More

THE START OF PUPPY UNA’S JOURNEY

Posted on 9th November 2016 by Malcolm Randles

Say hello to Una, our latest sponsored puppy, who at just 6 weeks old is starting her training which we all hope will one day enable her to follow in the paw prints of our previously sponsored puppy Star in becoming a fully graduated guide dog. We wish Una the best of luck, we will be… Read More

SEE US AT EURO BUS EXPO 2016

Posted on 20th October 2016 by Malcolm Randles

It’s very nearly that time of the year again when our industry comes together to celebrate all that is good, new and on offer. I am of course talking about Euro Bus Expo 2016 which is being held in Birmingham’s NEC Exhibition Centre, and you can catch us in Hall 5 on stand D98 between… Read More

LORD HOLMES OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES ACCESSIBLE METROSHUTTLE SERVICE

Posted on 12th October 2016 by Malcolm Randles

Last week saw the official re-launch of Transport for Greater Manchester’s three Metroshuttle routes, with audiovisual next stop announcements for visually impaired passengers. The equipment has been installed on the vehicles operated under contract by First Group. Representatives from First  anchester, TfGM, McKenna Brothers and Guide Dogs UK joined Britain’s most successful Paralympian Swimmer Lord… Read More

STAR FINAL PUPDATE – A SPECIAL PARTNERSHIP

Posted on 12th October 2016 by Malcolm Randles

Our super Star has graduated and she is settling into her new home with her owner Graham. Graham and Star have been paired for four weeks now, so it’s still early days. It’s obvious they make a great pair though, as their bond is so strong already.  Graham developed a condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa when… Read More

School Bus Price Freeze

Posted on 9th August 2016 by gary

STAR PUPDATE 5

Posted on 13th June 2016 by Malcolm Randles

Star has recently moved onto the advanced training stage and is now well on her way to becoming a fully qualified guide dog. She has now been with her guide dog mobility instructor Wayne for 6 weeks and he is very impressed with her, especially her great awareness of her surroundings and how bright and… Read More