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
22/02/2019

SMMT 'concerned' over sales

Sales of HGVs declined for a second year in 2018, down by 4% to 43,103 ...
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21/02/2019

Smart bus charging solution

Holloway has become the ninth London bus garage to install electric ...
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11/02/2019

Ten Panthers for Horseman

Reading-based operator Horseman Coaches has taken delivery of ten Plaxton ...
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08/02/2019

French trial for BYD coach

Bus and coach operator Transdev has taken delivery of a BYD 13-metre ...
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07/02/2019

Winners of £48m green bus fund

Transport for London, Stagecoach Manchester and Brighton & Hove Buses are ...
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Second new Irizar for operator - 25/01/2019
Plaxton-Eminox solution on B9R - 21/01/2019
Scottish bus fund deadline - 17/01/2019
Bus retrofit deal for Alliance - 16/01/2019
Four more Volvos for Translink - 14/01/2019

Features
04/02/2019

Singapore irtec profile

Singapore’s bus services operate to some of the highest standards in the ...
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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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Specifying washbays - 05/11/2018
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