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.


UK first: coach biofuel trial

Scania and operator Lucketts Travel have completed out a three-month trial ...
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First Mellor bus for charity

Daventry Action Community Transport (DACT) has taken delivery of a Tucana ...
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Leaders line up at NEC

Representatives from leading bus and coach operators, government and ...
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Optare's John Seale retires

John Seale, senior engineer at bus maker Optare, has retired after 53 ...
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First UK Daily Start minibus

Minibus and minicoach supplier David Fishwick of Colne, Lancashire, has ...
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Skeleton deal for bus maker - 27/09/2018
Volvo Bus showcase at IAA - 24/09/2018
Demand for more electric buses - 13/09/2018
ZF in electric bus deal - 13/09/2018
New inspection manuals online - 12/09/2018


Batteries by the busload

BYD is fast becoming the dominant global electric bus manufacturer, thanks ...
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Euro Bus Expo preview

The biannual show takes place in Hall 5 at the NEC in Birmingham, 30 ...
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After the levy

Employers from all corners of industry have lambasted the apprenticeship ...
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Profile of Lucketts coaches

Hampshire-based Lucketts Group was the first coach company to be awarded ...
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IRTE Skills Challenge

As I write this, the 2018 Skills Challenge awards luncheon at Rockingham ...
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