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Old April 1st, 2007, 01:31 PM   #301
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WOW that's long
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Old April 1st, 2007, 02:02 PM   #302
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It's not that spectacular. Its only 20 centimeters longer than this Belgian bus:

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Old April 1st, 2007, 02:32 PM   #303
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Or the bus from Utrecht (Netherland):

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Old April 1st, 2007, 05:36 PM   #304
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Both Utrecht's and the yellow-pink-grey buses are Van Hool AGG300. And this Chinese bus seems to me an AGG300, too.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 09:41 PM   #305
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Wow, that's like 3x a normal bus.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 09:57 PM   #306
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I wonder what kind of fuel economy that thing gets lol
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Old April 1st, 2007, 09:58 PM   #307
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is this even practical?
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Old April 1st, 2007, 10:12 PM   #308
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In Goiania and São Paulo, Brazil there are buses with 28m.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=265253
They aren't so modern like these chinese buses, but they are longer.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 05:54 AM   #309
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They're better off with light rail or HRT. That bus goes up to 52 miles per hour, that's slow.....not good for long distance trips, probably best for high riderships in dense area.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 09:31 AM   #310
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it's good cuz you can't drive that fast in a BRT lane anyways.

and the 82 kph figure is that of an empty bus, it'll probabley be lucky if it hits 60 when its full. But that's still all that much faster than the 15 kph average figure for Beijing's roads.

And plus its dirt cheap.

as with gas economy, it sure as heck beats driving 2 seperate busses.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 09:35 AM   #311
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They're better off with light rail or HRT. That bus goes up to 52 miles per hour, that's slow.....not good for long distance trips, probably best for high riderships in dense area.
LRT cannot be built in downtown, they either have to build a subway or settle for BRT.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 02:39 PM   #312
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The Megabus by Renault/Heuillez designed in the 80's (length 24,38m):





in Geneva:
MaxiBus Van Hool New AGG-300


Méga NAW Hess Siemens


Méga Swisstrolley Hess



But the longest is this one !
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 04:39 PM   #313
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Beijing has very wide roads, so these long buses will fit, but Shanghai doesn't have as many big boulevards. Can they maneuvre the tight turns and narrower streets?
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 06:12 PM   #314
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But the longest is this one !
This is also a Van Hool! So the longest bus is made in Belgium.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 09:32 PM   #315
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But the longest is this one !
We have a couple of Van Hool buses here in Oakland, USA. I think Van Hool produce some of the best looking buses on the road, along with Gillig and General Motors.

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Old April 3rd, 2007, 02:04 AM   #316
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^ how long is that big one in Belgium?
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 03:54 AM   #317
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This is also a Van Hool! So the longest bus is made in Belgium.
nice job on photoshopping it , yes it is a vanhool but it is a AGG300
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 04:01 AM   #318
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fits chinese large cities well. large cities need super huge bus to carry the passengers.
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^ how long is that big one in Belgium?
The original photo of the "lengthened" AGG300 has been taken in Geneva, Switzerland, not in Belgium...

This "photoshop bus" could reach 45m !?
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 06:44 PM   #320
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I'll bet the Cuban 'Camels' are longer... A photo of mine from Havana:



...Holds 300 passengers, don't know how long they are, though
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