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Bus & Coach - Articles and news items

Bus service featuring wireless charging tested in Swedish urban traffic

Industry news  •  9 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

A bus service featuring wireless bus stop charging has begun operating in regular urban traffic in Södertälje, Sweden.

Powering buses of the future

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  8 December 2016  •  Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular blogger Graham Ellis looks at how our buses and coaches will be powered in the future and what that means in terms of maintenance.

Double-decker hydrogen bus unveiled for London

Industry news  •  30 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled the world’s first double-decker hydrogen bus which will be trialled on the streets of London as part of a drive to phase out pure diesel buses.

Medlicott and Jarvis appointed First Bus Managing Directors for Greater Manchester and Glasgow

Industry news  •  25 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

First Bus has announced the appointment of Phil Medlicott and Andrew Jarvis as its new Managing Directors for Greater Manchester and Glasgow.

Bus industry needs to accelerate innovation to save fuel – and to tackle climate change

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  9 November 2016  •  Kevin O’Connor, Managing Director, UK Bus, Arriva

Kevin O’Connor, Arriva’s Managing Director, UK Bus, explains why the bus industry needs to innovate in order to cut fuel consumption and help tackle climate change.

New study suggests tramways have a smaller carbon footprint than BRT systems

Industry news  •  7 November 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Results of a new study suggest over a 30-year period, a tramway system emits about half as much CO2 as a BRT system operated with diesel buses.

Bus supplement 2016

Issue 5 2016, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  19 October 2016  •  Eurotransport

Belgrade’s new e-bus network; a global overview of the full-electric bus market; exploring wireless technology benefits on buses; development of the European Bus and Coach Passenger Rights regulation, creating a fair deal for Scotland’s bus users; and a look at the EBSF_2 project are all topics in our Bus Supplement…

InnoTrans 2016 round-up

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  30 September 2016  •  Craig Waters, Editor, Eurotransport

Last week the global transport industry gathered in Berlin for the 11th edition of InnoTrans. Here, we provide a round-up of this year’s event…

EBSF_2 – European Bus Systems of the Future 2

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  28 September 2016  •  Michele Tozzi, EBSF_2 Project Director, UITP – International Association of Public Transport

Ahead of his article in Eurotransport Issue 5 2016, Michele Tozzi, EBSF_2 (European Bus Systems of the Future 2) Project Director at UITP, provides a quick overview of the EBSF_2 project and gives a key example of intelligent garage and predictive maintenance innovations from Ravenna.

Bus Alliance agreement will deliver improved services for Liverpool City Region

Industry news  •  27 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The Liverpool City Region Bus Alliance agreement, signed by Arriva, Stagecoach and Merseytravel, will deliver more than £25m worth of investment in bus services in year one of the five-year partnership.

New UNECE regulation for fire suppression systems in bus & coach engine compartments issued

Industry news  •  26 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

In July this year, a new amendment of UNECE Regulation 107 was published in relation to fire suppression systems in engine compartments of buses and coaches.

Keep it Moving: Mesh Networks improve Mass Transit Communications

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  26 September 2016  •  Chris Mason, EMEA Sales Director at Rajant Corporation

Designed for dynamic environments, Mesh Network technology will propel the bus industry forward says Chris Mason of Rajant Corporation.

Solaris presents new Urbino 12 electric bus for Hamburg at InnoTrans

Industry news  •  21 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Solaris has presented its new Urbino 12 electric bus at InnoTrans 2016 coinciding with the delivery of the vehicle to public transport operator Hochbahn AG.

National Express invests £8m towards 46 Platinum buses in the Black Country

Industry news  •  8 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

National Express West Midlands has unveiled the first of 46 top-of-the-range Platinum buses for service in the Black Country, west of Birmingham.

Study finds steering technology reduces bus driver work-related injuries

Industry news  •  7 September 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

A new scientific study has found Volvo Dynamic Steering technology reduces the risk of bus driver work-related injuries.

 

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