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.


Low-emission bus scheme

A new Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme will see local authorities and ...
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Council expands with Mellor

Lincolnshire County Council has taken delivery of a Mellor Strata High ...
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FlixBus goes the distance

European bus and coach operator FlixBus is about to trial all-electric ...
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Register for Euro Bus Expo

Visitor registration is now open for Euro Bus Expo 2018, which returns to ...
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Community transport rule shift

The Department for Transport (DfT) is asking for comments about proposed ...
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£20m for cleaner buses - 16/02/2018
Jobs at risk at Wrightbus - 13/02/2018
Route 153 goes fully electric - 09/02/2018
20 i6S coaches for City Circle - 07/02/2018
London's ride-sharing minibus - 06/02/2018


Burning issue

Traffic reports of delays caused by lorry fires on the motorway do not ...
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Challenging times

A roundtable discussion of four engineering directors reveals how bus ...
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Applying low-carbon ideas

As I write this, we in the South East have been experiencing a cold snap. ...
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Now offered to industry, the apprenticeship programme at Arriva London ...
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The great red bus upgrade

London mayor Sadiq Khan wants the capital’s bus fleets to clean up their ...
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Buses lead the charge - 02/10/2017
Coach & Bus UK show preview - 01/09/2017
IRTE Skills Challenge review - 03/07/2017
Gas and dual-fuel vehicles - 03/07/2017
Happy Days - 07/06/2017