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.


Enviro200 buses for Ireland

Go-Ahead Ireland has taken delivery of three new Enviro200 single-deckers, ...
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Electric memory steering first

In what is claimed to be a world first for the bus market, Pailton ...
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First Volvo 9900 in Scotland

Whitelaws Coaches has taken delivery of a Volvo integral B11R 9900 – the ...
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Round numbers for City Circle

City Circle (UK) has placed an order for 20 Scania Irizar coaches for ...
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Bus firm buys into ADL service

Family-owned operator Grant Palmer has taken delivery of a new Enviro200 ...
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Bus and coach lender acquired - 08/11/2019
Daimler groups truck and bus - 04/11/2019
New coach engine from Cummins - 31/10/2019
Bamford Bus Co buys Wrightbus - 25/10/2019
Electric bus solutions on show - 22/10/2019


Focus on:hybrid buses

A BAE Systems hybrid bus in Brighton is said to be first UK route to use ...
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Urban PSV drivelines' future

Outside of London, the future of public transport drivelines remains to be ...
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Power politics

Engineering is not enough. Political and fiscal incentives will decide the ...
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Space age

Using the lightest element in the universe, hydrogen, produces only energy ...
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Happy trails

Trailblazer apprenticeships for bus, coach and HGV technicians turned ...
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Seeing double - 04/06/2019
TE Legal update, June 2019 - 04/06/2019
Further hope for hydrogen - 08/04/2019
Greening the fleet - 08/04/2019
Singapore irtec profile - 04/02/2019