All 33 passengers and crew aboard a Liverpool Yellow Duckmarine amphibious tour bus that sunk in Liverpool’s Salthouse Dock made their way to safety. Three adults, who were not able to make their own way out of the water, had to be rescued by firefighters. All those on board were taken to hospital for precautionary […]
Cummins’ latest ISB engines have now been certified to Euro6, ready for January 2014 when it becomes mandatory for all newly registered buses and coaches to meet the standard. Available with outputs from 150 to 310ps, the manufacturer claims the power units are ideal for single and double deck buses and coaches. They use EGR […]
TISPOL (The European Traffic Police Network) held a multi-agency cross border European road policing operation last month on cross border long distance coaches. The operation was coordinated with officers from Belgium, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Romania and the UK. Almost 4,000 vehicles were controlled during the crack down, resulting in 40 counts of irregular immigration […]
Two 9.7m Optare SlimLine Solo SRs have been added to the fleet of Abbotts of Leeming. They each feature 34 Rescroft CT Lite seats, tip-ups in the wheelchair space, a manual fold-out wheelchair ramp and a six-cylinder Cummins ISBe 201bhp Euro5 engine matched to an Allison 2100 Series fully automatic five-speed gearbox. Optare supplied the vehicles.
A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 516CDi based EVM Avantgarde has been added to M-Line Coaches’ fleet. Powered by a Euro5 163bhp common rail direct injection diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox, it has an electric plug type passenger entry door, LED strip lights to the entry step, an air conditioning system ducted through the luggage racks, […]
Sanders Coaches of Holt now has eight Plaxton Cheetahs in its fleet with two recently being delivered. The new additions feature 29 Tourismo seats, a dash mounted entertainment package and a Thermo-King air conditioning unit. The body is mounted on a Mercedes-Benz Vario 0.816D 8.5m chassis, fitted with a 156bhp OM904LA Euro5 engine matched to […]
Harry Shaw has taken delivery of a purpose built 12.26m TATA Hispano Intea. The 70-seater is based on the MAN A91 and has a ZF EcoLife automatic gearbox and an air conditioning system. The vehicle has dual certification and as such, the operator has been supplied with another set of 53 seats to change over […]
Discover Scotland Tours has added an Excel converted Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 516CDi Extra Long to its fleet. The vehicle has 16 seats, full air conditioning, a diesel fed heater, panoramic windows, luggage racks, mood lights, a large boot, a coach style rear and a full body kit. It also has a hands free courier PA system. […]