Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Wrightbus StreetDeck FCEV hydrogen buses in Belfast

First StreetDeck FCEV hydrogen buses arrive in Belfast

The first three hydrogen fuel cell-electric Wrightbus StreetDeck FCEV double-decker buses have been delivered to Translink in Belfast. The buses are part of an overall...
First Bus Scotland Euro VI retrofit project

Eminox to retrofit 204 existing First buses in Scotland to Euro VI

204 mid-life vehicles operated by First Bus subsidiaries in Scotland are in the process of receiving retrofit emissions control equipment from Eminox to allow...
Wales transport strategy document published

Wales transport strategy: Good start, but more bus work needed

While we are still awaiting the promised National Bus Strategy from Westminster, the Welsh Government has published Llwybr Newedd – a new Wales transport...
Will Transport Decarbonisation Plan spell an end to sales of new diesel coaches and buses?

What will Transport Decarbonisation Plan spell for the industry?

Much fanfare has been made about the Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP) that will set out the actions that both government and industry will need...
Euro VI in the coach and bus industry

Where is the industry’s roadmap beyond Euro VI?

As the industry prepares to bid farewell to its worst year in living memory, thoughts are cautiously – but optimistically – turning to what...
Solar panels for coach and bus applications

Solar panels for coach and bus: What are the benefits?

An eye-catching announcement earlier in 2020 was that five of the 34 Plaxton Panorama-bodied Volvo B11RLEs ordered by Stagecoach for the Oxford Tube will...
Scottish LEZs for introduction in 2022

Scottish LEZs coming by May 2022, leadership group says

Low Emission Zones (LEZs) will be introduced in the four Scottish cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow between February 2022 and May 2022,...
Vaircon project from Eminox and Magnomatics

Vaircon project will mitigate engine idling to power air-con

Eminox and Magnomatics have embarked on a “ground-breaking” continuously variable magnetic drive project called Vaircon. They say it will allow coach and bus air-conditioning...
Arcola A-Drive hydrogen fuel cell-electric drivetrain

Arcola A-Drive fuel cell platform to power Metrodecker H2

Arcola Energy has given more detail on the A-Drive hydrogen fuel cell-electric drivetrain that it will supply for use in buses, including the Optare...
Zero emission bus for London

Four more London routes to go zero-emission double-deck

A further four routes in London are to be converted to operation by zero-emission double-deckers after new contracts commence in 2021, Transport for London...

Obituary: John R Davies, Lakeside Coaches Founder

John R Davies, Founder and former Managing Director of Lakeside Coaches of Ellesmere, died on 19 January after a long illness. He was 82. John...