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Bus News
Indian-based vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland has confirmed that it has acquired a 26% stake in British bus manufacturer Optare. The firm, which is... continue
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Products & Services
Optare has won 100% of Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority’s order for up to 66 hybrid buses in the face of stiff competition.... continue
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Products & Services
The Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference & Expo held last month in Las Vegas, Nevada provided an important opportunity to... continue
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Business Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
Many within the bus industry have been critical about how heavy the current generation of vehicles are. Although technology in the car industry has... continue
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Bus News
Five new Optare Solo single decker buses costing almost £500,000 have been introduced in Barnsley by leading operator Stagecoach Yorkshire. The... continue
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Bus News
Durham County Council is set to become the first local authority in the country to introduce Optare’s Solo EV battery-powered bus into service... continue
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Bus News
The government’s £30m Green Bus Fund announcement is likely to lead to orders for over 70 fully electric and hybrid Optare buses the... continue
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Feature
Public transport may be less harmful to the environment than other forms of transport, but it cannot afford to rest on its green laurels. There is... continue
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Feature Detail
WINNER Stagecoach West Scotland, for Bio-buses ‘Bio-buses’ is a ground-breaking environmental initiative by Stagecoach West Scotland that... continue
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Progress Report
Andrew Garnett
It was 2003 when entrepreneur and easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou first announced plans to enter the budget coach market in the UK. While some... continue
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Environment
Andrew Garnett
The government’s announcement of a £30m scheme to subsidise the purchase of around 700 new low carbon buses, plus changes to the Bus... continue
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People
Roy Stanley, its principal shareholder and former chairman of Blackburn-based bus manufacturer Optare, has retired from the company’s board.... continue
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People
Blackburn-based bus manufacturer Optare has announced that Roy Stanley, its principal shareholder and former chairman, is to step down from the... continue
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Bus News
Stagecoach today confirmed details of a £71m investment in new vehicles for use by its UK bus division. The group announced earlier this year... continue
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Environment
The government has announced plans for a new £30m scheme that will subsidise the purchase of around 700 low carbon buses. Bus operators and... continue
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People
Optare has announced the appointment of Richard Matthews as parts sales director reporting to Glenn Saint, commercial director. Matthews previously... continue
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Editorial Comment
Robert Jack
The next phase of the journey has begun. Welcome aboard! This is the launch issue of New Transit, the new fresh, modern and forward-looking magazine... continue
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Reflections
A recent press release from 10 Downing Street proudly proclaims that more than 60,000 new cars have been ordered through the government’s... continue
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Products & Services
Ticket machine specialist ERG had a particularly successful time at the UITP World Congress event in Vienna, with a number of prominent visitors to... continue
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Business
SIX bus manufacturers gathered in London in early June to hear the specification for mayor Boris Johnson’s new “21st Century... continue
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