Who we are

As the voice of the bus and coach sector across the UK we pride ourselves on working with governments and our members to make it easier for people to choose to travel by bus or coach.

Over 4 billion journeys are made each year by bus and coach in the UK. Every day they provide transport for people to get to work, school or college, to meet family or friends and to visit shops, attractions or access essential services. They are central in helping fight climate change, social inclusion and improving air quality by reducing the number of cars on our roads.

 

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What we do

We influence governments, provide technical & operational support, regional support & representation for our members, and commercial partnerships, all for the benefit of our members.

We are led by three central decision-making committees made up of elected regional and national representatives who direct CPT and set out the organisation's key policy objectives and asks of government.

Compliance Manual

Our online Compliance Manual is a comprehensive member only resource providing essential assistance to bus and coach operators in order to help them run their businesses in a safe and compliant manner.

The Manual is split into 16 easy to search chapters, each offering detailed information and advice on key issues, including: changes to legislation; the requirements that must be met in order to hold an operator (O) licence; bus registration obligations; the approval, inspection and maintenance of vehicles and engineering matters; driver and employment issues; health & safety responsibilities; advice for taking groups and vehicles abroad and much more.

The Compliance Manual is a dynamic document constantly updated to reflect any changes to legislation, regulations and guidance affecting operators.

News & releases

Latest industry developments

Every forward facing seat on buses now able to be used

May 17 2021

In response to an increased demand to travel following the easing government restrictions, from Monday 17 May it will be possible to use every forward facing seats on buses in England.

Free coach parking announced in Blackpool

May 11 2021

CPT has reacted to the announcement made during a CPT Live event that coach parking in Blackpool will be free until January 2022, up to a maximum of 72 hours.

Join CPT today

Membership of CPT gives you full access to a wide range of exclusive membership benefits and services. Annual subscriptions are calculated based on operators' fleets and suppliers' work within the bus and coach industries.

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