Focus On : Bus and coach


While their purpose may be ferrying people rather than goods, underneath all of those seats, PSVs (passenger service vehicles) are trucks at heart.

That means that they share the same components: diesel-based drivelines, air brakes and special tyres, to name a few.

As buses traverse mostly urban roads, regulatory pressures on emissions, for example, are even greater than HGVs. That means an increasing interest in alternative fuels and emissions reduction technology.

Still, the sector spans quite a range of vehicle types, from Sprinter van conversions up to three-axle double-deckers, from city-centre tourbuses to long-distance coaches.

One recent trend in coach building is a luxury specification, covering passenger conveniences such as USB charging points and leather seats.


ADL delivers first Berlin bus

The first two Enviro500 buses have been unveiled by Berlin bus operator ...
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Newport's 15 electric buses

A fleet of 15 full-electric single-deck buses have begun operation in ...
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LEDs key to new bus displays

Hanover has launched a high-resolution destination display technology for ...
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First hydrogen double decker

The first unit of a fleet of 15 hydrogen-powered double decker buses has ...
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Valeo UV cabin air steriliser

Valeo has launched what it calls the world's most powerful air ...
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Enviro400ER now ultra-low - 16/09/2020
Scania Irizar coach for JKT - 01/09/2020
Allison's new electric hybrids - 28/08/2020
ADL COVID bus protection kit - 20/08/2020
Electric buses for Midlands - 18/08/2020


Ride-hailing minibus services

Some regular bus routes have been scaled back because of COVID-19. They ...
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Torsus off-road bus

A Czech-built conversion of the MAN 13.5t chassis seats 38. Strap in: it’s ...
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Metroline's COVID-19 story

In mid-June, London bus operator Metroline returned to a full service, ...
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Tech Talk: specifying e-buses

Every bus route is different, in terms of distance travelled, topography ...
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COVID-19 bus ventilation guide

MAN Truck & Bus offers recommendations about climate control to protect ...
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