London calling?

The collapse of the inbound market has deeply affected London, with perhaps half of the capital’s 40 million visitors coming from abroad. This has been catastrophic for some coach operators, but the reluctance of people to fly to the sun has brought a boom in tourism at home. Every cloud…. London’s shows and attractions are […]

Surprisingly busy

Like many operators up and down the country, Ensignbus has had its share of staff absences due to ‘pings’ on the NHS Covid app. Over the period of the pandemic, the Purfleet-based operator and dealer has had a bitter-sweet experience. Surprisingly, its dealership side has been busy, according to its Chairman, Peter Newman. However, he […]

Little big cat

If you are someone who buys with heart as well as head, Plaxton’s Panther Cub could make a compelling case for adding a new midicoach to your fleet. The midicoach sector is occupied by a huge variety of vehicle types – from front-engined 7.5t truck-based coachbuilts to ‘slimline’ rear-engined coaches which reduce the proportions of […]

ITT Hub in pictures

Last week saw the first ITT Hub exhibition take place. Held at Farnborough International, it saw a broad selection of coaches and buses, many powered by alternative fuels. Here, Bus and coach Buyer’s Features Writer, David Cole, has photographed a comprehensive selection of the show’s PCVs. See next week’s issue (1592, 16 July) for the […]


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