The North German operator Block Busreisen recently took delivery of a three-axle S517 HD GERMANY Lower Saxony coach operator Alfred Block, who runs Block Busreisen, has recently purchased a new Setra. The S 517 HD is the first touring coach in the new ComfortClass 500 series which the Ulm-based brand from Daimler AG in Stuttgart [...]
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National Express Group has reported its Interim Management Statement for the year to date.
GERMANY The design of the new Setra ComfortClass 500, assessed by a jury of representatives from all over the world, prevailed against some tough competition to gain the Red Dot award for Product Design 2013.
44 vehicle order for Germany and agreement signed for entry into Finnish market POLAND Solaris is supplying 44 Urbino low-floor city buses to five operators from the Rhineland region of Germany. In order to generate synergies, the municipally-owned companies jointly tendered for new buses as part of Kooperationsgemeinschaft Mittlerer Niederrhein (KMN) group and chose Solaris [...]
The CPT has been advised of some important updates to LEZ operations in the following countries and cities which may affect coach operations. In Italy, Aosta’s winter LEZ re-started in November. Trentino Province has several winter LEZs which re-started November; Levico Terme, Rovereto, Trento, Lavis, Pergine Valsugana and Borgo Valsugana. Ala and Mezzocorona are no [...]
Klas Dahlberg, 47, currently Scania’s vice president, non-captive market areas, has been appointed senior vice president buses & coaches. During the period 2007 to 2011 Dahlberg was vice president of Scania franchise and factory sales, and responsible for sales and marketing of trucks, buses and coaches to distributors of Scania products in the region.
GERMANY The German Bundesrat, the upper house of parliament has voted in favour of draft Federal Government legislation which will stop the introduction of motorway tolls for tour coaches. While the issue is not totally disposed, the RDA International Coach Tourism Federation has welcomed the news, saying it is a “major success” for the coach [...]
GERMANY The first of the new generation Mercedes-Benz Citaros has been delivered to Lücke-Reisen. It was handed on 19 September by Konstantinos Tsiknas, head of sales for Mercedes-Benz Buses and Coaches in Germany, to managing directors Anne and Uwe Lücke. Lücke-Reisen is based in Nordkirchen, Germany.
GERMANY MAN Truck & Bus has begun the development of a new €3.1m logistics centre which forms part of a comprehensive investment programme for the Neoplan plant at Plauen.
There is no requirement in Germany to display a Tempo 100 sticker on vehicles registered on or after January 1, 2008, the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK has confirmed. The CPT said some members have reported their drivers have been stopped by the German authorities or police and subsequently fined for not displaying a sticker [...]