Letter From Europe Archives - Page 5 of 7 - BUSRide


The best bus plant in the world just gets better

Five years ago in BUSRide, I wrote on my visit to the Mercedes Benz plant in Hoşdere just west of Istanbul in the small part of Turkey that lies in Europe.

Daimler launches the new Citaro

By Doug Jack Having built nearly 35,000 versions of its popular Citaro city bus range since 1998, Mercedes-Benz raised the bar with its launch of the new generation Citaro in May from Mannheim, Germany. Before I go any further, let me clear up possible confusion about brands. The parent company is Daimler AG, of which […]

Scania celebrates 100 years

Headquartered in Södertälje, Sweden, Scania is one of the oldest and most respected brands in the European commercial vehicle industry. The company dates back to 1891 with the Vagnfabriks family who built railway carriages and wagons following the dramatic expansion of the Swedish railway network in 1880s.

Alexander Dennis eyes more opportunities in North America

Alexander Dennis (ADL), the largest bus builder in the United Kingdom, now has its eyes set on creating new sectors in markets with product gaps and opportunities, and need for shorter, genuine buses that offer reliability, durability and longevity. Chief Executive Colin Robertson believes North America could be such a target.

Megabus.com announces new options in North America

Brian Souter, chief executive officer of Stagecoach Group, Perth, UK, says he is more excited about the prospects for megabus.com.

Innovation on display in three more shows

Bus industry innovation is on display at shows in Sweden, the United Kingdom and Spain.

VDL launches the Futura; Citea is Bus of the Year

The Netherlands-based company with headquarters in Eindhoven recently launched a new range of Futura luxury coaches, and the Citea CLF 120 won the coveted Bus of the Year from nominations by the leading trade journalists in 17 European countries.

Report from Japan: Bus industry is shrinking

I recently visited Japan to meet operators and manufacturers. It was a fascinating experience, with many surprises. Until recently, with a very strong motor industry that features household names like Toyota, Honda, Isuzu and Mitsubishi, Japan was the second largest economy in the world. But now China has overtaken Japan, and it is clear the country is concerned about its much larger neighbor.

Busworld from Russia with love

Busworld is best known for its exhibitions, held every two years in the small Belgian city of Kortrijk. A few years ago the management decided to take the same successful formula to other parts of the world, including Shanghai, Mumbai and Istanbul.

Busworld from Russia with love

Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia played host to this year’s Busworld exhibition in a center on the banks of the Oka River.