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
12/04/2019

New Daily Minibus launched

IVECO Bus has launched the New Daily Minibus, available in electric and ...
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02/04/2019

Woodall Nicholson group grows

Woodall Nicholson Holdings has purchased Scarborough-based JM Engineering ...
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01/04/2019

Plaxton Panorama for Matthews

Irish operator Matthews Coaches has taken delivery of its first ...
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27/03/2019

Fuel cell bus partnership

Proton Power Systems has signed a letter of intent to partner with Skoda ...
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27/03/2019

Electric bus fleet for York

Bus operator First York will be taking delivery of 21 double-deck electric ...
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Freeway-Omnibus integration - 21/03/2019
First autonomous bus trial - 19/03/2019
Six electric buses for airport - 15/03/2019
More Panthers for Pulhams - 05/03/2019
Passenger Plus rates Irizar - 01/03/2019

Features
08/04/2019

Further hope for hydrogen

Once a lot of the fears surrounding fuel cell buses had been dispelled, ...
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08/04/2019

Greening the fleet

Run non-compliant vehicles and need to operate in an ultra low emissions ...
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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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Electric bus innovation - 05/11/2018
Bus emissions retrofits - 05/11/2018
Specifying washbays - 05/11/2018
Batteries by the busload - 03/10/2018
Euro Bus Expo preview - 03/10/2018