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Is EVM on Trend?

Road testing Sprinter-based conversions is always a slightly depressing exercise for the Bus and Coach Buyer team. There’s a reason that it’s considered the best base vehicle on the market and, arguably, in its new guise with a raft of new electronic tricks, now even better. The reason is that Mercedes-Benz has a pretty good […]

Coaches Excetera banned

Croydon Coaches (UK) Limited, trading as Coaches Excetera, is to have its licence revoked on 1 August 2019 following a written decision by Traffic Commissioner, Sarah Bell. Sirichai Trilertwong (former director) and Giampiero Mazza (director) are disqualified from holding or obtaining an Operator’s Licence or being involved in the management, administration or control of an […]

Bennetts first for NatEx 100%

Gloucester-based Bennetts Coaches is the first company to achieve full marks in National Express’ monthly Operator Evaluation. The evaluation, which has been running since 2007, assesses each of the businesses that run services on behalf of National Express to ensure they are meeting its high standards. Scores are awarded across 18 measures including reliability and […]

ULEZ: Is it working?

It’s three months since the London Mayor’s ULEZ scheme kicked into action in the former Congestion Charging zone, so we asked whether coach operators are seeing a traffic dividend. On the face of it, extending the car charge to include weekends should have produced a dip in congestion as car drivers reconsider their transport choice, […]

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