NUMBER ONE FOR COACH & BUS

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November 14 2017
By Mel Holley

Mel is the Editor at routeONE magazine. He has more than 30 years’ experience in road and rail transport journalism.


New vehicle sales fall 14%

Registrations of new coaches and buses were down by 14.2% in the third quarter of 2017, says the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Year-to-date (YTD) figures show overall registrations of coaches, buses and minibuses in the first nine months of 2017 were down by 11.7% at 5,978 registrations.

Registrations declined for the third time this year, with 1,996 vehicles registered between July and September.

Double-deckers were down 24.4% at 325 vehicles (1,153 YTD -12%), while single-decker coaches and buses were down by 13% at 496 (1,864 YTD -5%) registrations. Minibuses were down by 11% at 1,175 (2,961 YTD -15%).



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