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.


Abellio runs electric Caetanos

The first five full-electric buses in a fleet of 34 have started operating ...
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Tower Transit goes electric

London bus operator, Tower Transit, has ordered 37 Metrodecker EVs from ...
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Irizar launches coach screens

Irizar is aiding UK coach operators in the fight against coronavirus with ...
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NHS's on-demand COVID-19 bus

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ViaVan and Stagecoach have launched ...
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Vision Systems COVID-19 screen

Vision Systems’ Safety Technologies division, which specialises in driver ...
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Bus to COVID-19 ambulance - 27/04/2020
ADL delivers in short order - 08/04/2020
Four Strata buses for McColls - 18/03/2020
Six Strata buses come at once - 13/03/2020
New tyre for electric buses - 06/03/2020


Tech Talk: specifying e-buses

Every bus route is different, in terms of distance travelled, topography ...
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COVID-19 bus ventilation guide

MAN Truck & Bus offers recommendations about climate control to protect ...
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Flat(s) batteries

Batteries represent a substantial part of the capital costs of electric ...
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Red bus 2.0

Improving air quality in London has not been only about imposing ...
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Coach transmissions overview

The market for coach transmissions is divided between bus-derived ...
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Coaches: the CAZ CAZualty - 03/04/2020
TE Legal Update - 05/03/2020
Legal update: February 2020 - 03/02/2020
Computer bus - 06/01/2020
Focus on:hybrid buses - 05/11/2019