By PAUL HEELSFeature
Exclusively for Buses, PAUL HEELS has again scrutinised the PSV Circle’s monthly newssheets to produce a unique independent analysis of who was up and who was down in the UK bus and coach market in 2019 when no one could foresee the collapse in demand that the coronavirus pandemic is causing today
New bus and coach deliveries in the UK declined in 2019 for the fourth year running. They have fallen by over 30% — in excess of 1,200 vehicles — since the peak in 2015, but fell less steeply last year, by 8% against 19% between 2017 and 2018. The pandemic will make these figures look good by comparison with how 2020 is likely to end up.