Bus News

VOLKSWAGEN GIVES NAVISTAR AN ELECTRIC LEG UP

The benefits of Volkswagen buying a significant shareholding have started to reveal themselves at US commercial vehicle maker Navistar with one of the company’s subsidiaries, IC Bus revealing a zero-emission school bus using VW sourced technology. [...]

BRITISH COMPANY ‘DON’T TRAVEL EMPTY’ LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA

A British company which pioneered a special networking website for bus and coach operators in the UK has launched the program in Australia and is hoping to giver smaller operators in particular a way of improving [...]

TRANSIT GROUP ACQUIRES KEY ADELAIDE ROUTES

Torrens Transit, the Adelaide based subsidiary of bus giant Transit Systems has signed a contract to acquire Adelaide’s Light City Buses (LCB) from Broadspectrum. The transition will involve the transfer of more than 370 buses and [...]

OPTARE DELIVERS FIRST BUSES FOR BIG WELLINGTON NZ ORDER

Optare has celebrated the delivery of the first batch of 114 Metrocity buses  for Wellington at a special ceremony at the British High Commission in the country’s capital. Acting British High Commissioner, Helen Smith cut the [...]

TELFORDS SNAPS UP CUSTOM

Major Bus operator Telfords has been named as surprise purchaser of Sydney based bus body builder Custom Buses Holdings Pty Ltd from the administrators. Telfords is a medium size bus and coach fleet and few people [...]

NHVR CONFIRMS NEW BUS COMPLIANCE ALLOWANCES

A spokesperson for the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) has confirmed the authority has signed off on some important changes to the increase in mass in two-axle buses along with a Class 3 Notice for Victorian [...]

YUTONG SERVES AN ACE FOR NSBC

Yutong has celebrated a milestone for its Australian operations by delivering the 100th Yutong coach to leading Sydney charter company, North Sydney Bus Charters (NSBC) last week. The Chinese bus maker, the one bus maker from [...]

HYUNDAI’S EACH WAY BET ON ZERO EMISSION BUSES

As if you weren’t already aware, there’s a sea change happening to mass transport around the world with a focus on replacing diesel powered route buses with full electric or fuel cell electric powertrains. Though it’s [...]

HOW SWEDE IT IS-SELF DRIVE MINI BUSSES HIT THE ROADS OF STOCKHOLM

Sweden has given us a glimpse of the possible future for public transport with the unveiling of a autonomous minibus system on the outskirts of Stockholm. “Auto Pilot,” a self-driving bus project spearheaded by operator Nobina, launched [...]

VOLGREN SCORES ANOTHER BIG ORDER IN TOKYO

Australian based bus body builder Volgren has scored a big export order in one of the world’s most highly competitive bus markets, Japan winning an order for 29 low floor buses from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, [...]