Thursday, December 8, 2022

‘Case law determines PSVAR may not apply to rail replacement’

As we repeatedly hear from three main trade associations that PSVAR continues to be one of the top issues that coach operators report as...
Mercedes-Benz Tourismo Access 12.3m

Test Drive: Mercedes-Benz Tourismo Access 12.3m

In the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo Access, EvoBus (UK) aims to service demand for a cost-effective yet PSVAR compliant coach. This new variant was revealed in...
PSVAR exemptions for home-to-school services to continue

Extension of PSVAR floated by DfT as H2S exemptions go on

Extending the requirement for PSVAR compliance to more coach sector workstreams in the long term is being examined by the Department for Transport (DfT),...
EVM PSVAR conversion of a Mercedes Benz Tourismo

Tourismo PSVAR conversion work by EVM proceeding at pace

PSVAR conversion work by EVM on Mercedes-Benz Tourismo coaches is proceeding at pace and steps to increase throughput at its dedicated workshop are being...
UKCOA discussions over PSVAR in coaches

UKCOA discussions with DfT over PSVAR ‘largely positive’

The UK Coach Operators Association (UKCOA) has reported that its discussion with the Department for Transport (DfT) over PSVAR in coaches and a need...
RHA policy paper on PSVAR due shortly

RHA policy for long-term coach PSVAR resolution due ‘shortly’

RHA will publish a set of recommendations for a long-term resolution to PSVAR for coaches “shortly.” The trade body intends that it will support...
PSVAR exemption discussion for home to school services

PSVAR exemption decision for H2S ‘at least two weeks away’

Ministers are “actively considering” how PSVAR will apply to in-scope home-to-school services after the current exemption expires on 31 July, the Confederation of Passenger...
PSVAR review will lead to no major changes for coaches

PSVAR review ‘will see no major backtracking on coaches’

Trade body RHA has cautioned that the forthcoming government review of PSVAR is highly unlikely to lead to any major backtracking in how the...
Calls for minibuses to be included in ZEBRA louden

Mellor call for minibuses to be included in ZEBRA gains traction

Mellor says that support is growing for its call to the Department for Transport (DfT) to rethink the decision to exclude minibuses with a...
PSVAR conversions by BASE

PSVAR: ‘It’s not something that is going to go away’

Compliance with PSVAR can now be the difference between the wheels turning or not. routeone speaks with suppliers across the industry and examines a...

Go-Ahead opens Zero Emission Centre of Excellence

Go-Ahead Group opened its Zero Emission Centre of Excellence on 8 December. The facility will consolidate expertise from the group’s bus operations across the...