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
14/08/2018

Westbus rates Daily midicoach

London-based Westbus has taken delivery of two IVECO Daily Hi-Matic Euro 6 ...
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18/07/2018

Horseman in £3m fleet upgrade

Reading-based Horseman Coaches has taken delivery of two Plaxton Leopards ...
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05/07/2018

DfT launches bus data plans

Bus operators could have to share real-time data with passengers on ...
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27/06/2018

London electric bus order

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that 68 new electric ...
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26/06/2018

Enviro200s for Blackpool

Blackpool Transport has taken delivery of 18 Enviro200 single-decker buses ...
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Volvo demos autonomous bus - 19/06/2018
First Metrodecker order - 18/06/2018
Biogas bus for Ipswich - 15/06/2018
Volvo Bus upgrade at Coventry - 12/06/2018
Wrights warns of more job cuts - 07/06/2018

Features
03/08/2018

After the levy

Employers from all corners of industry have lambasted the apprenticeship ...
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03/08/2018

Profile of Lucketts coaches

Hampshire-based Lucketts Group was the first coach company to be awarded ...
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02/08/2018

IRTE Skills Challenge

As I write this, the 2018 Skills Challenge awards luncheon at Rockingham ...
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04/06/2018

Bus and coach conversions

Rising customer expectations, but decreasing engine sizes, are squeezing ...
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03/06/2018

Hybrid bus driveline Tech Talk

BAE Systems’ new series hybrid bus driveline has a choice of energy ...
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Electric bus switch - 08/05/2018
Burning issue - 01/03/2018
Challenging times - 01/03/2018
Applying low-carbon ideas - 31/01/2018
Arrived - 02/10/2017

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