Bus News

VOLVO WINS BIG 900 BUS ORDER WITH WA GOVERNMENT

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) has announced Volvo Bus and Volgren  have been awarded what is claimed to be Volvo’s largest bus order to date in Australia. The PTA WA order will see [...]

VOLVO AND SINGAPORE UNI UNVEIL WORLD FIRST FULL-SIZE AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC BUS

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have demonstrated the world’s first 12-metre autonomous electric bus. The Volvo bus will soon begin trials on the NTU campus. The 85 passenger Volvo 7900 Electric bus [...]

IVECO AFFIRMS LOCAL BUS PRODUCTION AND ANNOUNCES BUS RESTRUCTURE

Iveco has announced a restructure of its Australian Bus and Coach operations providing additional responsibility to national bus manager, Steve Heanes while also increasing the involvement of the Iveco Dealer Network in its mini-bus program and [...]

SOUTH COAST ELECTRIC – ELECTRIC YUTONG TRIALS IN NOWRA

A new Yutong E12 low floor electric route bus has been selected for a six month trial on the NSW South Coast as part of a state government commitment to ensure at least 10 per cent [...]

SAPPHIRE COAST LINES CLICKS INTO NEW VOLGREN LOW FLOOR

Family-owned New South Wales regional bus operator, Sapphire Coast Buslines will become the first operator in the country to bring Volgren’s new low-floor Urban bus used in rural and regional areas as a city/school bus with [...]

VOLGREN BUSES TACKLE TOUGH ROUTE IN PNG

Leading bus builder Volgren has partnered with its long time ally Volvo to deliver four of its Endura-bodied buses to a remote site in Papua New Guinea that serves up some of the harshest road conditions [...]

SCANIA PROMOTES GURNEY

Scania Australia has announced that it has promoted its national sales manager for buses and coaches, Julian Gurney to the position of sales director for buses and engines. Julian Gurney is now responsible for sales of [...]

SCOTLAND THE BRAVE – EDINBURGH TRIALS AUTONOMOUS BUSES

The world’s first full sized fleet of self-driving buses is to be trialed in Scotland, carrying passengers 23 km across parts of Edinburgh. The pilot project will see five existing single decker buses converted to autonomous [...]

NTC ANNOUNCES LIFT IN THREE AXLE COACH LIMITS

The National Transport Commission has announced that state and federal transport ministers have approved an increase in the gross mass limit for three-axle buses from 20 tonnes to 22 tonnes. The NTC’s acting CEO, Dr Geoff [...]

VENTURA HIGHWAY! MELBOURNE OPERATOR INKS NEW FOUR-YEAR VOLGREN DEAL

Melbourne’s largest bus operator, Ventura Bus Lines, has announced a new four year extension of its bus supply agreement with Australia’s largest bus body builder, Volgren. Volgren will deliver a minimum of 21 route buses, primarily [...]