Euro Bus Expo hailed a success

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JONATHAN WELCH

A good flow of visitors, a broad range of exhibitors and interesting topical discussions combined to make the first UK trade show since before the pandemic a success, organisers say

Visitors turned out in their thousands for Euro Bus Expo, the industry’s first such gathering in the UK for three years. Attendees and exhibitors described it as being among the most successful shows they have attended as the event brought together bus and coach operators, transport planners, local authorities, stakeholders, and decision-makers from across the industry for the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As reviewed in the last two issues of CBW, over 200 exhibitors showcased their innovations, solutions, services and insights, including over 80 of the latest vehicles. Event Director Helen Conway said: “We are delighted with the exceptional turnout. It was the chance to reconnect we all needed and fantastic to see the industry out in force again. The show was a real celebration of the progress made through what has been one of its toughest periods in recent memory. It really showcased the very best of the industry.

“We’re overwhelmed with the feedback we have received. It’s clear from the sheer volume of business done at the event that the industry is well along its path to recovery. We’re so pleased to be a part of that.”

Prominent visitors

The show’s visitor list comprised representatives from prominent coach and bus operators, including Arriva, Aston Manor Coaches, Bakers Dolphin, Bibbys of Ingleton, Brighton & Hove and Metrobus, Cardiff Bus, Daish’s Coaches, Donegal Coach Hire, Edwards Coaches, First Bus, Go-Ahead, Golden Boy Coaches, Grant Palmer, Gwyn Jones & Son, Johnsons Coaches, Lochs Motor Transport, Lothian Buses, Mainline Coaches, Metroline, National Express, Nottingham City Transport, Oxford Bus Company, Prospect Coaches, Skills Motor Coaches, Stagecoach, Stanley Travel, Trentbarton, Uno, York Pullman and more, as well as representatives from local authorities, community transport providers, transport specifiers, and partnership coordinators from across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

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