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
13/08/2020

V2G trial at Go-Ahead London

Having been converted to support nearly 100 full-electric buses, ...
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31/07/2020

Lucketts Travel uses TruTac

South-coast-based Lucketts Travel, part of National Express, has been ...
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29/07/2020

Three midibuses for Manchester

ADL has delivered three Enviro200 midibuses to Manchester operator Go ...
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17/07/2020

Warrington buys COVID filters

Warrington’s Own Buses has installed air cleaning devices across its ...
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06/07/2020

Olympia Transport buys coach

Heathrow-based Olympia Transport has taken delivery of a new Scania ...
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ADL appoints Ardee Coach Trim - 25/06/2020
Mahle's COVID-19 air purifier - 24/06/2020
Falken for football - 19/06/2020
IrizarCOVID-19 safety devices - 05/06/2020
Abellio runs electric Caetanos - 04/06/2020

Features
06/08/2020

Torsus off-road bus

A Czech-built conversion of the MAN 13.5t chassis seats 38. Strap in: it’s ...
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09/07/2020

Metroline's COVID-19 story

In mid-June, London bus operator Metroline returned to a full service, ...
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04/06/2020

Tech Talk: specifying e-buses

Every bus route is different, in terms of distance travelled, topography ...
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27/05/2020

COVID-19 bus ventilation guide

MAN Truck & Bus offers recommendations about climate control to protect ...
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04/05/2020

Flat(s) batteries

Batteries represent a substantial part of the capital costs of electric ...
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TE Legal Update - 05/03/2020
Legal update: February 2020 - 03/02/2020