June registrations create cautious optimism

‘Though the apparent improvement in June bus and coach registrations is welcome’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive, ‘the figures remain at a five year low. Also, the figures were affected by changes to the phasing of deliveries to some larger operators. This makes it difficult to draw firm conclusions about the immediate future, though we think some recovery may be possible by the end of the year.’DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) June registrations show signs of improvement, partly due to changes to delivery patternsBus and coach rolling year figures down 10.8% but up on past four monthsYear-to-date figures still below trend except for midibuses, which are up 26%