Bus firm loses licence for timetable failures

A BUS operator which failed to stick to its timetable and put off improving vehicles has had its licence revoked.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 25th October 2011, 12:58 pm

Nordi Travel, which is based in Livingston, was punished by the Traffic Commissioner for Scotland after being called to a public inquiry.

Officers monitored 71 journeys between the West Lothian town and Ocean Terminal over the month of May, with more than a third of them either running late or not at all.

Examiners also noted that there were delays in assessing the roadworthiness of some vehicles.

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Directors Norman and Diane McCulloch said a driver shortage was making it difficult to adhere to timetables and that they planned to shut down the firm.

Commissioner Joan Aitken said: “Given the manner in which this operation came to an end and the abrupt cessation of registered services, disqualification is something which I could have in mind.

“However, the directors have stated that they have no intention of bus or coach operating in the future.”