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
18/03/2020

Four Strata buses for McColls

Dumbarton-based McColl’s Travel has taken delivery of its first four ...
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13/03/2020

Six Strata buses come at once

Ayrshire-based Shuttle Buses has taken delivery of six new Mellor buses in ...
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06/03/2020

New tyre for electric buses

Prometeon Tyre Group is releasing a new range of tyres designed for the ...
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03/03/2020

Two i6S Integrals for Dartline

West Country operator Dartline Coaches has taken delivery of two limited ...
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24/02/2020

Biogas buses for First West

Bus operator First West of England has put half of a 77-strong order for ...
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Earnside rates Irizar vehicles - 18/02/2020
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Strata HF buses for council - 06/02/2020

Features
05/03/2020

TE Legal Update

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03/02/2020

Legal update: February 2020

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06/01/2020

Computer bus

Later this year, a single-decker will drive itself and passengers across ...
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05/11/2019

Focus on:hybrid buses

A BAE Systems hybrid bus in Brighton is said to be first UK route to use ...
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05/11/2019

Urban PSV drivelines' future

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