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
13/12/2018

Travellers Choice rates Volvo

Coach operator Travellers Choice has placed an order for seven more Volvo ...
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10/12/2018

Bath bus operator goes Solo

Bus operator First West of England, a subsidiary of FirstGroup, has taken ...
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28/11/2018

Biogas bus fleet on the road

Nottingham City Transport has taken delivery of all 53 of its double-deck ...
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26/11/2018

McGill's in £4.8m ADL bus deal

Scottish bus operator McGill’s has signed a £4.8m deal with Alexander ...
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23/11/2018

Major autonomous bus trial

The world’s first trial of a full-sized autonomous bus fleet will operate ...
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Electric bus depot for London - 16/11/2018
New ADL bus for Lothian - 12/11/2018
TfL dials in with 90-bus order - 09/11/2018
CNG minibuses for Blue Bus - 09/11/2018
GB Fleet adds Irizar parts - 08/11/2018

Features
03/12/2018

Bus and coach conversions

All coaches used on scheduled services must be wheelchair accessible by ...
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03/12/2018

Bus and coach conversions

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a comprehensive new safety ...
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05/11/2018

Electric bus innovation

Sensing an opportunity, bus operator Go-Ahead took a leap into the future ...
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05/11/2018

Bus emissions retrofits

With an operating life of more than a decade, and facing stringent ...
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05/11/2018

Specifying washbays

Particularly in winter, commercial vehicles pick up road grime all too ...
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Batteries by the busload - 03/10/2018
Euro Bus Expo preview - 03/10/2018
After the levy - 03/08/2018
Profile of Lucketts coaches - 03/08/2018
IRTE Skills Challenge - 02/08/2018