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Letter From Europe

Cummins grows in Europe

Above: Alexander Dennis supplies hundreds of these buses to Hong Kong with Cummins engines.

It has become apparent for some years that Cummins is a growing force in the European bus and coach industry. This view was reinforced at Busworld Kortrijk in Belgium last October.

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Europe launches the ZeEUS project

An Irizar bus for the ZeEUS project.

UITP recently launched Zero Emission Urban bus System (ZeEUS), a major milestone for greener urban transport.

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The French bus market remains strong

Iveco Bus launched the articulated Urbanway city bus.

The RNTP public transport exhibition took place in Bordeaux, France in November. The weather was warm and the atmosphere very convivial.

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Comvex showcases Turkey’s expanding bus industry

The top-of-the-range Mercedes-Benz Travego is built in Turkey.

I went to Turkey to visit a factory and catch up with developments in the market. My trip included attending the Comvex exhibition.

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Busworld Kortrijk goes electric

The new Temsa LD13IC, a low deck 13-meter intercity bus.

Luc Glorieux founded the first exhibition exclusively for buses and coaches in the small west-Belgium city of Kortrijk in 1971.

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Comtrans offers a new view of Russia

An interurban coach from NefAZ, a subsidiary of KamAZ.

While many of you were probably at BusCon in Chicago, I went in a completely different direction to Comtrans in Moscow.

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UITP invites Americans to join

UITP members were in North America on a technical visit in San Francisco, CA.

The International Union of Public Transport came together when 50 of the principal European tramway systems decided to try to work closer with one another.

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Electric buses at UITP Geneva

A Swiss consortium built the world’s first rechargeable articulated electric bus.

Every two years, the International Union of Public Transport (UITP) holds a World Congress and Exhibition.

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Volvo widens its range

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Toward the end of April, Volvo Buses held a major briefing event for its important customers and the European trade press in its home city of Gothenburg, Sweden, to drive and ride on a wide selection of the latest products at its extensive test facility in nearby Hallerad.

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Sir Brian inspires new Stagecoach leadership

STAGECOACH TO LAUNCH NETWORK OF SLEEPERCOACH SERVICES FROM SCOTLAND TO LONDON

CEO Martin Griffiths envisions Megabus sleeper coaches in U.S.

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