Scania brand safe as VW completes takeover

As Scania marks 50 years in the UK, the firm says that the completion of the takeover by VW – which also owns rival...

Nottingham Community Transport buys 20 more electric buses

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has launched the latest milestone in Nottingham's electric bus project, at Queens Drive park-and-ride. . The electric network now extends to...

Spate of fires destroys five buses

Four separate fires in four days have claimed five buses. . During the early hours of Sunday (15 June), two 61-plate Stagecoach Scania/ADL Enviro400s parked...

Chinese-built Scania coach to be launched in the UK

The Scania Touring, the first models of which were launched across a number of European markets in 2009, is to be launched in the...

Wrights wins £2.5m grant as steps up export drive

Wrights Group has won 2.5m government funding for research and development (R&D) projects, to which the Ballymena firm is adding 14.3m of its own...

Kowloon Motor Bus to evaluate 146-passenger Wrightbus ‘decker

The first higher-capacity 12.8m Wrightbus double-decker has been delivered to Hong Kong operator, Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB). . On a Volvo B9TL Euro 5 tri-axle...

Lothian Buses goes for Wrightbus-bodied Volvo B5

Lothian Buses has ordered 25 Wrightbus Gemini 3 double deckers on Volvo's Euro 6 B5TL chassis, with Volvo's 4-cylinder 5.1 litre 240hp D5K engine...

Hinduja Group billionaire attends Optare MetroDecker London launch

Launched in Covent Garden on 21 May, Optare's stylish MetroDecker has been developed with the London bus market firmly in its sights and this...

Euro 6 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters offer a real small bus alternative

Van-derived minibuses were hugely popular following deregulation, but have long since fallen out of favour. With the launch of its Euro 6 low-floor Sprinters...

First look at Optare’s new MetroDecker double-decker bus

Completing the Optare line-up, from small bus (Solo) to medium and large (Versa and Tempo), the long-awaited MetroDecker fills a big gap in the...
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