EuroBusExpo showcases the latest in bus and coach technology............ and a couple of historic buses
We visited EuroBusExpo 2018 this week at the NEC in Birmingham and caught up with the great and the good from the bus and coach industry and their suppliers. We were impressed by the advances in passenger facilities on several of the buses on display. Where once phone charging facilities were seen as a major step forward - albeit using three-pin plugs, now its USB sockets and even wireless charging, WiFi and seat back lighting. And let's not forget bell pushes on each row of seats.
But amongst the modern buses and coaches were two buses which themselves were state of the art many decades ago and gave visitors a real visual comparison of how far passenger comfort has improved.
For now here is a selection of images from the show.
Steven Knight is a Transport Specialist who has over 40 years experience in the bus and rail industries as well as in specialist transport journalism. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.