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National Express in talks to buy Stagecoach

National Express is in talks to buy Stagecoach. The takeover would result in a all-share deal to create a business with a fleet of 36,000 buses and coaches. The news has been confirmed by National Express itself, and is widely reported on the UK press. Stagecoach would be valued at about £445m, repr...

Zürich: when it comes to depot management system, VBZ turns to PSI

Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ) has commissioned PSI Transcom GmbH to implement the depot management system PSItraffic/DMS. In the future, the new system will monitor and control around 240 buses and 260 streetcars in a total of eight garages and depots across all operations. In addition, almost ...

Bluebus to deliver up to 158 e-buses in Paris by 2023

Bluebus is expected to deliver up to 158 electric buses in Paris, following the maxi tender awarded in 2019 and the 2021 framework agreement just signed for a maximum period of 4 years. The French company won the tender together with Heuliez Bus / Iveco and Alstom. Earlier this year, also in the fra...

Irizar awarded 113 e-buses in Paris

Irizar e-mobility has signed an agreement with the RATP (La Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) to supply as many as 113 electric buses in Paris. They will be new generation Irizar ie bus model 100% zero emissions electric buses. Irizar is staying firmly committed to the French market. In 2016,...

BYD ADL to deliver up to 200 e-buses to Ireland’s NTA

Alexander Dennis Limited and BYD UK have signed a framework agreement with the National Transport Authority of Ireland (NTA) for the delivery of up to 200 BYD ADL Enviro200EV zero emission battery-electric buses. An initial firm order for 45 buses was agreed at the same time, with delivery commencin...

Three fuel cell DD buses launched in Dublin

In Ireland, the National Transport Authority (NTA) in conjunction with Bus Éireann has recently unveiled three new hydrogen double-deck buses that will initially be used on commuter services in the Greater Dublin Area. The three fuel cell buses were recently purchased by the NTA and are servicing on...

Go-Ahead Group to become a carbon neutral company by 2045

Go-Ahead’s entire fleet of 5,000 UK buses will be converted to zero emission vehicles by 2035. It’s just one of the pillars of the company’s strategy to reach carbon neutrality by 2045. The Go-Ahead Group sets out a strategy to lead the transport industry in carbon reduction by achieving...

Siemens to power Bernmobil electric bus network

Siemens has been awarded a contract by Bernmobil, the Swiss capital’s public transport company, to supply charging infrastructure solutions for the operation of 14 new electric buses (they are going to be delivered by Irizar e-mobility). These are to be deployed on Lines 19 and 21 beginning in early...

Moscow will no more buy diesel buses for public transport

By the end of 2021 there will be 1,000 electric buses in operation onto Moscow’s roads. For 2.5 years of operation, electric buses have already traveled more than 40 million kilometers and carried more than 90 million passengers. “Starting this year, by the decision of the Mayor of Moscow, we ...

Edinburgh, an electric bus fleet funded by SP Energy Networks

Lothian Buses’ first four BYD ADL Enviro400EV electric double deckers are funded as a flagship project of SP Energy Networks’ £20m Green Economy Fund. SP Energy Networks is part of the ScottishPower group, a Principal Partner for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to be held in Gla...

Aarhus, Denmark: 29 e-buses launched

29 new Volvo 7900 Electric Articulated have just been put in operation in Aarhus in Denmark. The second biggest city in Denmark is the latest of several cities to implement electric buses on a larger scale. In June 2020 the six largest Danish municipalities set a commitment to buy only zero emission...

Altas Auto goes all in on electric buses

Electric turn for Altas Auto, Latvia-based company active in the production of small buses. The Lithuanian manufacturer, in fact, from 2022 will focus on electric vehicles, setting itself the goal of achieving at least 20% of its sales with electric vehicles. And that’s not all: by 2025 Altas ...

Sustainable Bus magazine #4 is out!

The latest Sustainable Bus magazine, September 2021 issue, is out. The MAN Lion’s City E stands on the cover, while other prominent zero emissions bus models such as Isuzu Novociti Volt and Solaris Urbino hydrogen have been tested and put under the lens within the magazine. Interview? VDV Vice...

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CTE has released a Guidebook for zero emission bus deployment

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) has released a Guidebook for Deploying Zero-Emission Transit Buses, authored by CTE staff Meredith Linscott and Amy Posner and funded through the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medici...

A tender for up to 50 fuel cell buses in Hamburg

Fuel cell buses in Hamburg. The operator Hamburger Hochbahn has launched a tender for the supply of up to 50 fuel cell buses for the years 2021 to 2025. The invitation to tender is split in four lots. The operator intends to buy both fuel cell buses and battery-electric buses with fuel cell range ex...

Solaris sells 20 trolleybuses in Romania

Ploiești, in Romani, has opted for 20 low-floor Solaris Trollino 12 trolleybuses. According to the contract worth PLN 36 million, the vehicles will have been delivered within two years from the signing date. These will add to electric vehicles made by the Polish manufacturer on Romanian roads. The o...
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