Treka Bus…one year on

There was considerable surprise in the industry late last year when it was announced that the Woodall Nicolson Group, owners of Mellor Coachcraft, were to buy long-time competitor Treka Bus and that the Brighouse-based company would come under the overall control of Woodall Nicolson’s MD, John Randerson. Both companies specialise in producing coachbuilt minibuses, with […]

Tomorrow’s world

Tomorrow’s World was the theme of this year’s CPT Coaching Conference. It saw a format shift compared to its previous incarnations, with this year’s event being a two-day affair. The first day included the CoachMarque Meeting, followed by the Coach Commission Meeting. After this, delegates had the chance to explore the One Stop Shop trade-stand […]

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, […]


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