Bus sales down and coach sales up in latest SMMT figures

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has released its coach and bus registration figures for the first half of 2014. They show...

Bluebird jobs saved in Woodall Nicholson deal

Woodall Nicholson Group has bought the intellectual property and manufacturing assets of Bluebird Vehicles Limited, which went into administration on 3 July. . The deal...

First invests £20 million in new buses ahead of Glasgow 2014 Games

First Bus has announced an investment of 20 million in 109 brand new vehicles which will carry customers for the first time at the...

Strong June for coach and bus registrations

Registrations of purpose-built coaches and buses grew last month, with the combined total of 361 representing a rise of 27.1% on May's figures and...

Euro 6 Citaro debuts at Bristol Airport

With the entry into service of a pair of 12.2m vehicles, Mercedes-Benz's Euro 6 Citaro has made its UK service debut. The two-door vehicles, with...

Cummins takes an ADL ‘decker to Goodwood

Cummins once again supported Goodwood Festival of Speed, providing a slight diversion from the hundreds of racecars and supercars on display. . The engine manufacturer's...

Plaxton unveils Euro 6 midicoach on Atego

Plaxton has announced the long-awaited details of its Euro 6 successor to the successful Cheetah midicoach, promising “more seats and more space” than the...

Minis to Midis has final new Turas Vario

Doncaster-based Minis to Midis has the final new Turas 800, built by Brian Noone Ltd, available. This 8m variant has previously been offered in Ireland...

Glass roofs for new Oxford Tube vehicles

Oxford Tube has revealed that its new fleet of vehicles will have glass roofs and deliver improved passenger comfort. The 10m investment is the largest...

Better buses for NCT’s Brown Line 17

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has upgraded its Brown Line 17 route (Bulwell-City Hospital-Hucknall Road-City Centre) with newer buses than previously operated, thanks to a...
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North Norfolk MP Duncan Baker has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak asking him to agree a sector-specific funding deal for the coach industry. He...
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