Bus News

PONCHO HITS THE ROAD

Nearly four years after it was first unveiled at the 2013 Bus and Coach Show, the first Hino Poncho has hit the streets of Holmview, a suburb of Logan City in Queensland. Australia is the first [...]

BRISBANE CITY ROLLS OUT EURO 6 BUSES

Brisbane City Council has put four Euro 6 spec Volgren buses on the streets as part of its commitment to a low emission network. The buses are Volgren’s 12.5m Optimus model based on the Volvo B8RLE [...]

NSW GETS ON BOARD THE AUTONOMOUS BUS

Sydney is the latest city to start trials of driverless buses with Sydney Olympic Park chosen as the venue. The NSW Government has joined forces with HMI Technologies, NRMA, Telstra, IAG and Sydney Olympic Park Authority [...]

OPTARE DISTRIBUTORSHIP RATIFIED

Bus Corp Oceania has formalised its Australia and New Zealand Distributorship agreement with Optare following a recent visit to the manufacturer’s headquarters in the UK. As well as signing the documentation to make the deal official, [...]

SETRA UPDATES DOUBLE DECKER

Daimler bus brand Setra has launched its newest model in the TopClass 500 range, the S 531 DT double decker. The new model is claimed to be the most efficient, aerodynamic and safest model with a [...]

PEDESTRIAN VS DAIMLER BUS

Daimler Bus has announced the next generation of safety features for its Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands including the world’s first automatic braking assistance in a bus to automatically brake for pedestrians. The new Active Brake Assist [...]

A MASTERFUL MIX

Small bus choice has never been better in Australia and it’s getting better with more players offering some capable, well priced vehicles. Renault has one of the better offerings, certainly the sharpest priced in its Master [...]

ELECTRIFYING CHANGES IN MONTREAL

Predictably, electric bus uptake is growing exponentially in metropolitan areas where emissions are a major concern. Electric buses lend themselves perfectly to metro routes because recharging facilities are easier to provide in cities. You can’t run [...]

BRISBANE AIRPORT’S SHOCK NEW BUS ORDER

Brisbane Airport has joined the electric bus revolution with a new fleet of 11 electric buses to be built and operated by Carbridge. The deal is worth more than $5 million over five years from 1 [...]

OPTARE APPOINTS NEW DISTRIBUTOR

British bus company Optare has appointed a new Australian and New Zealand distibutor, the newly formed Bus Corp Oceania (BCO). BCO is a specialist vehicle distribution and after sales organisation that is supported technically, financially and [...]