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
13/10/2017

Bus operators get OnBoard

Transport technology provider Trapeze Group has launched a new online ...
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12/10/2017

£3.5m upgrade for bus operator

Hull-based operator East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) has taken ...
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12/10/2017

Synthetic saving for Grayline

International coach operator Grayline Coaches is reporting fuel savings of ...
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25/09/2017

Fifth partner for ZF network

ZF Aftermarket has appointed Paul Clark Services as the fifth member of ...
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04/09/2017

Coach & Bus names speakers

Giles Fearnley, Steve Whiteway, Helen Scholes, and Adrian de Courcey are ...
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Voith compressors' new route - 01/09/2017
TfL to Belfast bus centre - 31/08/2017
Prime minister visits ADL - 29/08/2017
York test for Metrodecker EV - 17/08/2017
Operator hails new Orion - 08/08/2017

Features
02/10/2017

Arrived

Now offered to industry, the apprenticeship programme at Arriva London ...
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02/10/2017

The great red bus upgrade

London mayor Sadiq Khan wants the capital’s bus fleets to clean up their ...
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02/10/2017

Buses lead the charge

Electric bus maintenance requires entirely different skills than repairing ...
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01/09/2017

Coach & Bus UK show preview

The UK exhibition returns on 4-5 October in halls 17-19 of the NEC in ...
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03/07/2017

IRTE Skills Challenge review

Bus and coach maintenance technicians from across the UK and Ireland ...
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Gas and dual-fuel vehicles - 03/07/2017
Happy Days - 07/06/2017
Bus Press - 07/06/2017
Small is beautiful - 05/01/2017
Cutting carbon - 08/11/2016