Big buses drive big growth in August

UK bus and coach market increases 97.9% in August with 469 units registered.Growth driven by surge in demand for double-deck and converted buses, up a staggering 437.5% and 100% respectively.Year-to-date figures still strong with overall registrations reaching 5,796 – a 19.9% increase on 2014.“The bus and coach market enjoyed amazing year-on-year growth in August, with new registrations almost doubling to 469 units,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “The significant growth in the bus segment, with big purpose-built single-deckers and double-deck vehicles posting significant increases, is encouraging and contrasts with the depressed August of 2014. However, ongoing uncertainty pending the government’s spending review and the outcome of the Buses Bill means that continued growth is far from assured.” Click through to download the full August 2015 bus and coach news release and data table. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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