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2007 bus and coach totals stable but sector fortunes variable

* Big bus registrations down 17.5% to 2,397 for the year, but now stable. * Big coaches up 12.7% to 1,041 – an eight year high. * Buses 3.5 to 5t gvw up 73% and 5.0 to 8.5 gvw up 21% on last year. “The lighter end of the bus sector saw the most vigorous growth as the heaviest mini and midi buses continued a four year growth trend,” said Paul Everitt, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders new chief executive. “Big bus numbers stabilised after a dip while big coach figures hit an eight year high of 1,041. Overall we expect stability in 2008.”For more see attachedDownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more