BUSWORLD 2023: First Impressions

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A selection of vehicles was parked outside, against the backdrop of Brussels’ famous Atomium. JONATHAN WELCH

Jonathan Welch presents some first impressions of Busworld Europe 2023, held in Brussels from 7-12 October. Look out for a full review next week

After a four-year break, Busworld Europe returned to Brussels Expo from 7 to 12 October, with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors from around the globe, not to mention the press, descending on the Belgian capital to see the best of what the coach and bus industry has to offer. The name of the event is apt, as not just does it draw in visitors from around the world, but the vast sphere of vehicles, products, conferences and awards, not to mention the networking and social opportunities including a swanky gala dinner, really do cover the whole world of coach and bus.

The vehicles are of course a focus, though suppliers small and large are just as vital to the industry, and they were in no short supply this year; to report on all of them would take a book. In this issue, we’ll take a look at a small pick of some of the vehicles launched or unveiled at the event, including the Yutong U11DD, probably the one product at the show that all UK eyes will be watching with interest. A first look of that vehicle appears on pages 16-18.


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