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Old April 12th, 2007, 05:30 AM   #341
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There aren't double-articulated buses in Tallinn, but we have buses with a trailer so total length is 24m and a capacity of about 200 people. .
Nice pictures, I never knew those trailer type buses exist thanks!
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Old April 12th, 2007, 05:42 AM   #342
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...may not be the longest ... but for sure this double decker bus cary more people than the belgian one ...
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Old April 12th, 2007, 05:43 AM   #343
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Interesting... Seattle, Washington has long buses too. It is only being used during commute/rush hours and high demand routes.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 05:57 AM   #344
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

One of the world's leading cities that is full of hybrid buses.

Brands of buses that Honolulu uses are Gillig (main), New Flyer and GM.




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Old April 13th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #345
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I love the bicycle racks. I've noticed them when i was in San Francisco. I have never seen them in Europe. I thought it was a good idea. We should heve them in Brussels. I'll send a picture to the minister.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 07:53 PM   #346
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It's a lorry with people in it.

Lorries don't have windows and seats.

The Cuban 'Camelos' are purpose-built road vehicles for transporting passengers, that makes them buses!

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Old April 13th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #347
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THE "world's largest" bus, a China-made coach with a capacity of 300 passengers, has been unveiled in Shanghai and will be used for rapid transit in Beijing and Hangzhou, the Youth Daily reported today.

The ***spaper said the Zhejiang Young Man Vehicle Group launched the 25-meter-long super bus, about the size of a metro car, at the opening of Busworld Asia 2007, a leading domestic bus and coach show in Shanghai. It is 13 meters longer than an ordinary bus and is the world's largest bus, according to the manufacturer.

It takes about 35 steps to walk from the front to the back. It has five doors, 40 seats and can carry 300 people. The top speed is around 80 kilometers per hour.

Although the bus has a European style and a German MAN engine, the group designed the rest of the bus, said Zheng Han, marketing manager of Zhejiang Young Man Vehicle Group.

"I just drove the bus from Zhejiang Province to Shanghai. The top speed reached 82 kph," a bus driver told the ***spaper, without giving his name. "It is flexible when cornering. The ride is quite easy."

The interior is designed for passenger convenience. It is easy for elderly and the disabled to enter as the first step is nearly level with the pavement. The bus also has room for wheelchairs.

The super bus together with other super-length buses will be put into service on Bus Rapid Transit in Beijing and Hangzhou **** in Zhejiang Province, the ***spaper said. The standard length of a BRT bus is 18 meters.

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Shanghai plans to build its first BRT public transport line from Daduhe Road to Shanghai South Railway Station.[/SIZE]

The BRT lines will have stations along their routes. Large buses will use bus-only lanes on the highways so they can travel much faster than ordinary buses. They will also make fewer stops so they can pass through the **** more quickly.


http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...cle_309016.htm
Whatever said on a newspaper is something that's not going to happen,
especially when that newspaper speaks for the red bandits. Shanghai doesn't even have artics anymore, let alone double artics.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #348
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It could be fooled for a modern tram.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:59 PM   #349
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Not sure if this is longer, but it sure looks hot...







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Old April 14th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #350
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And here it one which is even longer AND faster than this Chinese bus...



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Old April 15th, 2007, 02:46 AM   #351
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WOW! THESE BUSES ARE WAY BETTER THAN USA BUSES!!!!!!! I ENVY THEM!
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Old April 15th, 2007, 03:09 AM   #352
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Cool-looking buses
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Old April 18th, 2007, 06:06 AM   #353
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Does it turn pretty well?
Much better than you'd think. Here in Utrecht the double articulated buses are used on two lines: one almost completely separated from other traffic, the other on the same streets as normal length vehicles. For instance, a street with this many quite narrow turns is hardly a problem for the more advanced driver:



I drive there regularly in one of those long buses and 8 out of 10 times it manages to avoid all sidewalks and other obstacles.
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Old April 18th, 2007, 06:39 PM   #354
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Another Chinese Make - Yutong, 25m long as well.

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Old April 20th, 2007, 03:00 AM   #355
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Currently the longest bus in the world is the brazilian Caio Top Bus, with Volvo B12M chassis, (27m): http://www.caio.com.br/eg/1.6.5.php








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Old April 20th, 2007, 04:29 AM   #356
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They should make these bus double decked in China that would be cool.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 04:49 AM   #357
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Take the best features of LRT and the best features of BRT, and this is what you get...



24m long, no emissions when guided, rubber on concrete is faster than steel wheels on rail, guided rail ensures safer travel for a large vehicle (and adds potential for even larger vehicles in the future...), and can leave the guide at anytime in case there is disruption on the line.

EDIT: It turns out there have been a lot of problems with the system, so it is unlikely it will take off internationally . Still, running bi-articulated buses via trolley wires is a very good idea, since it would help guide it through turns and it would give off no emissions. Plus they accelerate faster too

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Old April 21st, 2007, 05:26 AM   #358
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Some other bi-articulated trolley buses:
St. Gallen


Luzern


Geneva


As you can see, despite its problems, the French ones are still the nicest looking
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Old April 21st, 2007, 01:04 PM   #359
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Love the destination on the front of this bus

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Old April 21st, 2007, 07:40 PM   #360
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Yes that's, I call a good destination.
But it look a bit old for this.
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