Features

Grand touring?

The success story that is the Yutong TC9 has seen Pelican Engineering emerge into the coach industry from a background in trucks. If, four years ago, Sales Manager Bob Elliott had been set a target of 100 units a year, he’d probably have broken into a cold sweat, wondering if the Chinese midicoach would be […]

Safe pair of hands

Gleaming in the November afternoon light, the glassy façade of the Palestra building where TfL’s offices are housed is, fittingly, in the centre of London’s transport network. Entering the impressive site, going through the security gates and taking the lift up, Claire Mann was waiting in a board room, away from the bustle of the […]

Click here for service

The last of EVM’s order for ArrivaClick demand-responsive vehicles has been delivered, and with it, the foundation of one of the most innovative developments in the modern history of the bus industry. I’m riding aboard that final ArrivaClick vehicle now, and pondering over much more than just the remarkable vehicle I’m aboard. And this Irish-built, […]

On Safari . . .

The coach ‘Stig’ – our anonymous test driver – summed up Temsa’s Safari HD12 coach at the end of the test: “I can just see drivers saying ‘At last. A proper coach.’ This is a driver’s machine.” Positioned at the budget end of the touring coach spectrum with a retail ticket of £215,000, that’s quite […]

Lion’s pride

Hunter’s Coaches’ lion-liveried vehicles have operated out of its home town of Daventry for 21 years now. Sitting down with its director, Ray Hunter, it is clear he is immensely proud of reaching this milestone year of operation. “It is quite a landmark,” he said. “What’s nice is the business hasn’t been handed down to […]

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