131 growth in October bus and coach market

Total bus and coach registrations increased 13.1% in October, with a 2.9% rise in the rolling year.Registrations for the overall market in the year-to-date remain down with a 3.0% drop this month.October’s growth was driven by purpose-built coaches, which increased 63.3% in the month.“Continued rising demand for purpose-built coaches, up 63.3% in October, drove a strong month for the overall bus and coach market,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “This follows the gradual stabilisation seen in the sector over recent months, and marks an end to the slower summer period for the market.” Click through to download the October 2014 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more