Focus On : Bus and coach

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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.

News
15/01/2018

Stagecoach trials Metrocity EV

Bus operator Stagecoach Inverness has been trialling a Metrocity EV over ...
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10/01/2018

Bus passengers declining

The number of local bus passenger journeys in England fell by 70 million, ...
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03/01/2018

Wrightbus founder knighted

The founder of bus manufacturer Wrights Group, William Wright, has ...
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19/12/2017

ADL's 10,000th Enviro400

Coachmaker ADL (Alexander Dennis Limited) celebrated a major milestone ...
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18/12/2017

Yellow Buses takes on Freeway

Bournemouth-based Yellow Buses has selected Freeway Fleet Systems to ...
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Cummins repower offer for ULEZ - 05/12/2017
More Enviro400s for Blackpool - 05/12/2017
Optare parent buys into growth - 04/12/2017
Record order for Volvo Bus - 21/11/2017
Akasol's new battery factory - 17/11/2017

Features
02/10/2017

Arrived

Now offered to industry, the apprenticeship programme at Arriva London ...
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02/10/2017

The great red bus upgrade

London mayor Sadiq Khan wants the capital’s bus fleets to clean up their ...
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02/10/2017

Buses lead the charge

Electric bus maintenance requires entirely different skills than repairing ...
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01/09/2017

Coach & Bus UK show preview

The UK exhibition returns on 4-5 October in halls 17-19 of the NEC in ...
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03/07/2017

IRTE Skills Challenge review

Bus and coach maintenance technicians from across the UK and Ireland ...
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Gas and dual-fuel vehicles - 03/07/2017
Happy Days - 07/06/2017
Bus Press - 07/06/2017
Small is beautiful - 05/01/2017
Cutting carbon - 08/11/2016