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Bus & Coach - Articles and news items

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.

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.

Special Report: A Green Bus For Every Journey

Issue 6 2016, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  30 November 2016  •  Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

A collection of case studies showcasing the range of low emission bus technologies in use throughout the UK…

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…


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