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Bus & Coach - Articles and news items

All aboard for the latest technology on Hampshire’s buses

Industry news  •  23 March 2017  •  Hampshire County Council

Finding the right change for a bus fare will soon be a thing of the past in Hampshire, as the County Council and bus operators First, Go South Coast and Stagecoach have pledged to bring forward investment in contactless payment technology.

Arriva appoints a new Strategy and Development Director

Industry news  •  14 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Arriva, one of Europe’s largest transport companies has announced that Stuart Cockburn has been appointed as the Group’s Strategy and Development Director.

New Volvo bus for operator Brent Thomas

Industry news  •  8 March 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Welsh-based tour operator, Brent Thomas Coaches, has taken delivery of a new Volvo B11R 9700 coach to add to its 15-strong fleet.

SMMT figures reveal UK new bus & coach market increased by 8 percent in 2016

Industry news  •  13 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

New figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) reveal the new bus and coach market grew by 8 percent in the UK during 2016.

Charleroi and Namur order 90 electric hybrid buses and 12 charging stations

Industry news  •  10 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Public transport operator TEC Group has placed an order for 90 electric hybrid buses and 12 charging solutions for Charleroi and Namur.

UK bus popularity increases thanks to greener, better connected services

Industry news  •  9 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

A LowCVP report suggests bus usage in UK towns and cities is increasing thanks to greener, more convenient and better connected services.

Choosing efficient and sustainable alternative fuels for the public transport industry

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  8 February 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular blogger Graham Ellis explains why it’s important to implement efficient and sustainable alternative fuels over the short, medium and long term.

‘Little & Often’ Stagecoach trials high-frequency transport solution

Industry news  •  2 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Operator Stagecoach is to trial a high-frequency transport solution known as ‘Little & Often’ which will offer a new turn-up-and-go travel product for local people.

FirstGroup expands use of alternative fuels and latest-generation bus engines

Industry news  •  18 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Operator FirstGroup has revealed an increase in its use of alternative fuels and latest-generation bus engines across the company’s fleet in 2016.

Bus service in Swedish town of Värnamo goes electric

Industry news  •  16 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

The city of Värnamo in southern Sweden has placed an order for four Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid buses in order to create a sustainable public transport system.

European Bus Forum

Industry events, Upcoming events, Z homepage promo  •  5 January 2017  •  

29 June 2017, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Over 300 delegates from across Europe are expected to attend the 2017 edition of European Bus Forum. Eurotransport’s fifth annual bus dedicated conference will facilitate debate on operational strategy and vehicle specification for European bus operators and manufacturers. The conference brings together key stakeholders from bus operating companies, together with local authorities, Passenger Transport Executives and vehicle manufacturers, to present bus investment and development plans and case studies, and share best practice in delivering efficient and cost effective bus services…

Transport industry predictions for 2017

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  4 January 2017  •  John Birtwistle, CPT President for 2016

John Birtwistle, Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) President for 2016, gives his transport predictions for the year ahead…

City public transportation developments in India

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  14 December 2016  •  Jaspal Singh, Head of the UITP India Office

Jaspal Singh, Head of the UITP India Office, discusses plans to revamp India’s bus systems and looks at future investment in its metro networks…

Report suggests better bus services could help tackle social deprivation

Industry news  •  14 December 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

A new report published by Greener Journeys suggests improving local bus services in the UK would boost employment and improve income helping to reduce social deprivation.

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.


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