04 January 2024

Flemish public transport company De Lijn orders 92 BYD electric buses

The board of De Lijn, the public transport authority and operator in Flanders, Belgium, has approved the purchase of 92 standard (12 m) electric buses from BYD Europe. “This order confirms that De Lijn is firmly on track with the electrification of...
02 January 2024

Tender presentation by DPTM (Chile) at Busworld Europe 2023 - an interview

During the last edition of Busworld Europe 2023 an exclusive event was organized on October 12th for the public transport company of Chile, DPTM of Santiago, to present its three newest tenders to potential participants: - Tender for routes operation...
DPTM tender
28 December 2023

Solaris with an order from BVG Berlin for 50 electric buses

Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), the Berlin public transport company, has placed an order for 50 state-of-the-art Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses. The buses will be delivered in the years 2024 and 2025. The order can be extended by up to a further...
Solaris Urbino 18 BVG
22 December 2023

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21 December 2023

105 Solaris Urbino 18 electric buses to go to Milan

Solaris Bus & Coach has secured another contract to supply electric vehicles to Milan. The Italian metropolis will welcome 105 Urbino 18 articulated electric buses. The delivery of the 105 articulated Solaris e-buses will start in first half of 2025...
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21 December 2023

Mercedes-Benz delivers 30 Tourismo M/2 for Italian Gran Tourismo services

With the 30 Mercedes-Benz Tourismo M/2 touring coaches Italian bus companies Autostradale and Stie started a campaign to revive tourism in northern Italy and improve long-distance services between major cities and airports in northern Italy. Twenty...
Mercedes Gran Tourismo
21 December 2023

Karsan Makes Debut in Japan with Right-Hand Drive Electric e-JEST

Turkish bus manufacturer Karsan is starting to serve in Japan after it entered the North American market. Karsan has begun its operations with its distributor Altech in Japan with introducing e-JEST, the first right-hand drive vehicle in the history...
Karsan Japan
21 December 2023

IVECO BUS to supply 153 electric buses to ATM in Milan

Italian Azienda Trasporti Milanesi S.p.A. (ATM), Milan's public transport company, has placed an order at IVECO BUS for 153 electric buses. The contract, worth more than 120 million euros, is part of ATM's strategic plan to offer increasingly...
Iveco Milaan
12 December 2023

10,000th Setra 500 model series touring coach in action

Bus operator Unser Roter Bus GmbH, based in the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Germany), acquired a very special Setra S 516 HD. It is the 10,000th ComfortClass/TopClass series 500 touring coach produced at the plant in Neu-Ulm.
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12 December 2023

It looks like coach drivers finally get rules meant for their profession

The European Parliament’s plenary adopted the compromise amendments on driving and rest time rules for coach tourism drivers supported by the Parliament’s Transport Committee last month. This vote gears coach tourism drivers, passengers and operators...
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