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Old April 28th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #1341
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Cool compilation! The colour scheme of the bus is interesting. HK and London's double deckers are mostly one solid colour.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #1342
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Old October 27th, 2007, 12:06 PM   #1343
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SBS Transit Launches Singapore’s First-Ever Wheelchair Accessible Buses, Offers One Month Free Rides

26 June 2006 – For the first time in 15 years, wheelchair-bound Sherena Loh will be able to take the bus to her favourite shopping haunts in Orchard Road instead of having to rely on taxis or specially-arranged transport.

This is thanks to the launch of SBS Transit’s Service 21 wheelchair-accessible buses (WABs) – Singapore’s first such service. From tomorrow, 10 WABs will ply the Pasir Ris-St Michael’s route daily. To commemorate this significant occasion, all passengers in wheelchairs (PIWs) will be given free travel on WABs until the end of July.

Service 21 was chosen to be the first WAB service after consultation with Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) and the Land Transport Authority. It runs past the premises of the Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA) in Whampoa, enabling members to gain direct access to major town centres like Pasir Ris, Tampines and Bedok. It also provides connections to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and other medical facilities.

The fleet consists of 14 air-conditioned double-deck and 9 air-conditioned single deck buses. The deployment of 10 WABs means that one in two buses on the route will be wheelchair-accessible during peak hours.

Mr Ong Boon Leong, Executive Director, SBS Transit said: ” We are happy to finally be able to serve all commuters in Singapore – able-bodied or not. To make it even easier for passengers in wheelchairs to use our service, we have made available the timetable of WAB trips on our website. SingTel mobile service users can also make use of our SMS service *Send 655 to check out the next bus arrival time so as to better plan their journey.”

This is good news for PIWs like Ms Sherena Loh, who lost the use of her legs after a bout of illness. She said: “I am very excited and happy about the amount of money I will be saving. It may not be as convenient as taking a taxi, but I am glad to be saving what I estimate to be between $150-$200 every month.

“I will also be making good use of the website timetable and the SMS service to plan my journey so I don’t have to wait too long at the bus stops,” said the 46-year-old who stays in McNair Road which Service 21 plies.

To ensure the safety and comfort passengers like Ms Loh, all Service 21 Bus Captains have been trained to operate the wheelchair ramp and to render assistance when needed.

A public education programme, conducted in partnership with the LTA, has also been launched to ensure that members of the public are aware of the issues associated with WAB travel. One of the key messages is the need for patience and tolerance on the part of all road users. This is because, the process of boarding and alighting for the PIW will take several minutes given the need to deploy and stow away the ramps.

“The introduction of WAB services signals a coming of age in society. Its success is now dependent on how PIWs take to it and how members of the public grow to accept it. Delays and bus bunching are bound to happen when boarding and alighting activities take place. I hope that the commuting public will be tolerant and show their care and concern for the less fortunate amongst us,” said Mr Ong.

Dr Ow Chee Chung, Executive Director, the Society for the Physically Disabled agreed. He said: “Many of us take for granted our daily bus rides. Not so for our members who have been looking forward to this day for a long time. As able-bodied individual, we need to show them our support and render them assistance when needed. This is our duty.”

Indeed, the public education programme will include messages to motorists reminding them to steer clear of bus stops. This is because WABs need to stop close to the kerbs to deploy the ramp properly.
Added Ms Judy Anne Wee, Vice President of Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA), who is herself a wheelchair user said: “This is a momentous occasion for many wheelchair users. We have been lobbying for wheelchair-accessible buses for a while now and the day has finally come. I, for one, am eager to try it out myself and I hope that everyone in Singapore works together to make it a success.”

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SBS Transit Orders 500 New City Buses

Scania has received its largest bus and coach order to date in Asia, selling 500 city buses to the leading public transport company SBS Transit in Singapore. Crucial to the choice of Scania was the low operating cost and environmental performance of the buses, which feature Euro 4 engines and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology, as well as an attractive service package.

The order is part of SBS Transit’s on-going replacement of its fleet of 2,700 buses with vehicle with better environmental performance. These would be the first Euro 4 city buses in Singapore. With Euro 4 EGR, lower emissions are achieved at the combustion stage, without the need for additional additives and tanks.

“This transaction is an expression of SBS Transit’s great confidence in Scania’s products and service back-up,” says Norman Koh, General Manager of Scania Singapore.

It also marks the start of a long-term strategic partnership between Scania and SBS Transit when it comes to evaluation of new concepts and systems for public transport. The development of the new city buses for Singapore has occurred in close collaboration between the two companies.

All the buses will have bodywork produced by Gemling Coachworks in Malaysia. Deliveries will take place during late 2007 and in 2008.

These wheelchair accessible buses (WAB) feature a low entry, step-less design that will also appeal to senior citizens, and passengers with children and baby trams. Wide out-ward swinging exit doors also aid in a safe, comfortable and speedy passenger entry and exit.

Safety is a primary concern for both Scania and SBS Transit. The structure of the bus – made of high tensile aluminium is not only light to save weight and fuel economy, but also meets SBS’s stringent demand for a strong body.

The buses are fitted with automatic brakes with is engaged whenever either doors are open. The brakes disengage only when the doors are closed and the driver steps on the accelerator pedal. CCTV cameras also provide the driver with a clear view of the exit doors.

Active safety features such as anti-lock braking system (ABS) and traction control are standard on these buses.

All buses are fitted with a 6-speed ZF automatic transmission that matches the engine’s high torque at low revs characteristic – giving excellent driveability and low fuel consumption.

Another main feature of the new buses is the new ergonomic driver area. Features such as hanging brake and accelerator pedals – similar to the ones in a passenger car; a fully adjustable steering column; and strategically placed switches and gauges reduce driver fatigue thus improving safety and productivity.
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SingTel and SBS Transit launch iris NextBus via SMS

Want to know when the next bus is arriving? Just look to your mobile phone.

For the first time in Singapore, SBS Transit commuters who are also SingTel Mobile subscribers will be able to get real-time bus arrival information on their mobile phones. The service, called iris NextBus on SMS, is set to revolutionise public transport travel here.

iris - an acronym for "Intelligent Route Information System" - offers bus arrival times on a real time basis. Already available on Internet and GPRS, iris NextBus is now available via SMS. This is how it works - commuters key in: <Bus stop number> space <Bus service number> and send it via text message to the shortcode number 74744. A return SMS will tell them when the next bus - as well as the subsequent bus - will arrive. Each SMS query costs five cents in addition to the charge for the SMS.

Mr Gan Juay Kiat, Chief Operating Officer of SBS Transit, said: "With the iris NextBus SMS service, our customers will now know when their bus will arrive in real time. Uncertainty will be a thing of the past. Commuters need only key in 74744 and they will be able to find out what time the next bus is due to arrive. This way, they can better plan their journeys and better utilise their time."

"We are delighted to launch this service that will help customers plan their route and save on waiting time," said Mr Quek Peck Leng, SingTel's Executive Vice President of Consumer Business. "This is just one of the many services that SingTel provides to enhance our customers' lifestyles using simple but effective solutions."

The service is currently exclusive to SingTel subscribers. SBS Transit is in discussions to extend the iris NextBus SMS service to other mobile phone users in future.
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Just thought i'd say that Singapores buses and public transport are by far (in my opinion) the best in the world. Cheap, reliable, clean, fast comphehensive, easy to use for both tourists (even the buses) and regulars and easy to pay for and not too crowded either.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 03:36 PM   #1354
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Singapore has a great system...

When I was there this spring I tried taking the train out to Woodlands just to get a feel for it
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Singapore's public transpo system is very similar to HK's especially the models used for taxis and buses.

The only difference is the MRT. SG's MRT are wider than HK's MTR and they run on third-rail
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Old October 31st, 2007, 09:07 AM   #1360
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In general, Hong Kong's MTR runs at higher frequencies than MRT.
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