Mainline takes Avantgarde

Mainline Coaches of Bridgend has taken delivery of an EVM Avantgarde, based on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The minicoach’s power comes from a Euro5 516CDi 138bhp engine coupled with an automatic gearbox. It has a plug type door, an Eberspacher saloon air conditioning system, a Mercedes-Benz Sound 20 entertainment package, a recessed 15inch monitor and 16 […]

Arriva in control at Centrebus (Holdings)

Arriva’s joint venture partners in Centrebus (Holdings) Ltd have decided to leave, making Arriva the sole operator of the business. The company operates 152 vehicles and employs 360 people in West Yorkshire and Hinckley. The operations in West Yorkshire will be led by Business Director, Martijn Gilbert and the Hinckley operation will report into Arriva’s […]

Missed the deadline?

By the time you read this, the deadline by which drivers of coaches and buses with ‘acquired rights’ must have completed their first block of Driver CPC periodic training has passed. Existing bus or coach drivers who got their vocational licence before 10 September 2008 were awarded these rights, which means they do not have […]

Tata weighs Hispano options

Indian CV manufacturer, Tata Motors, is weighing its options for its Spanish bus and coach building arm, Hispano Carrocera, according to media reports. During the financial year 2012-13, the company had to provide a further 245 crore Rupees for a loan given to Hispano. Commenting on the difficulties Hispano is experiencing, the company’s latest financial […]


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