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. […]
Bus and coach registrations in May fell 24.6% to 666 units, leading to a rolling year total of 7,339, which is down 1.8% from the same month in 2012. SMMT Bus and Coach Manager, Wendy Williamson, said, ‘The purpose-built bus and coach market had a strong month with a rise of 57.8% and purpose-built buses […]
A tribute to Angus Adams, the former West Midlands ITA (Centro) Chairman, has been unveiled at Stourbridge bus station. The memorial takes the form of a granite plaque engraved with an image of the Dudley councillor. It reads: ‘This award-winning bus station is dedicated to Angus who worked tirelessly for its development on behalf of […]