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.


JV to purchase 1,000 ebuses

A new FirstGroup and Hitachi joint venture (JV) called NextGen AssetCo is ...
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Go South Coast receives buses

Go South Coast has upgraded its Morebus and Southern Vectis fleets with 35 ...
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Abellio rolls out ebuses

‚ÄčAbellio is rolling out a fleet of electric buses to operate on Route 433, ...
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Alexander Dennis ebuses

Alexander Dennis has launched its next generation of battery-electric ...
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Kleanbus to upcycle buses

Kleanbus has entered an agreement with Scotland-based bus operator Lothian ...
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Bus depot to go electric - 19/10/2023
TfL sets out safety strategy - 17/10/2023
First Bus trials bus - 17/10/2023
Abellio demos at Imberbus - 28/09/2023
Transdev orders ebuses - 27/09/2023


Safety via geofencing

A first-of-a-kind implementation of geofencing technology in the UK will ...
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Keeping bus at bay

Recently, the number of vehicle fires reported by licensed public service ...
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Product training matters

Thermal management, air supply and power steering are just three systems ...
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Transitioning to ebuses

Richard Simpson examines the approaches taken by two manufacturers in the ...
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Coach repower project

With a coach repower project, Equipmake has entered what might be the ...
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