Hitting Sixty

The quest for high capacity in two-axle coaches is nothing new, with a target of 57 seats and a toilet the usual aim, most coachbuilders managing this within around 13 metres. Generally, above this number seat pitch becomes a compromise between capacity and comfort, creating a vehicle you’d avoid sending out for rugby supporters and […]

Express concern

Having experienced success with its Belfast to Glasgow express service, Hannon Coach was looking forward to rolling out a similar route between Derry-Londonderry and Belfast. However, service permit difficulties have soured the experience for the Craigavon-based operator. Owen McLaughlin, Hannon Coach Marketing Manager, believes the state operator, Translink, has a monopoly over Northern Ireland’s bus […]

Putting the green in coach

With headquarters in the trendy, graffiti-art bedecked Floodgates Street in the centre of Birmingham, Big Green Coach is perhaps a far cry from the traditional, often family-run businesses which provide its transport services. However, the company links such operators to work they may not usually get. Many reading this may have even partnered with them. Danny […]


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