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Old July 2nd, 2006, 12:50 AM   #121
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Bus companies in Mexico tend to get leftovers from the US, getting what they can at the lowest price. What I find odd though, is how there are no defined routes. Buses have their destinations painted right on the sides, which dosen't help visitors.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 01:58 AM   #122
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Old bus of Bilbobus company (Bilbao):

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Old August 16th, 2006, 11:50 AM   #123
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Which cities have double decker buses?

I'm a little curious on how many cities in the world, and which cities that actuelly have double decker buses. I've not seen them myself many places - but in some of the places I've seen them (as London and Berlin) they play a quite important role in the public transport of the city. I've also heard that is is not very usual for many cities to have double deckers.

To start with my own hometown Copenhagen have some, but not many. In Copenhagen double deckers was introduced in the early 2000's (I think in 2000 actually, or 2001). It have been on a number of diffent buslines (about 10), but is now running on 3 different lines. There were big hopes when they were introduced that they would help the many congested lines, but it now seems more likely that they will be outphased again. There will not be invested in new double deckers at the moment.

A picture can be seen here:
http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billede...en_2005-02.jpg

London of course have them, as well as most other big cities in UK and Ireland.

Berlin have also a lot.

Hong Kong I think have, I believe I've seen pictures of double deckers there. But is there anywhere else?

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Old August 16th, 2006, 11:55 AM   #124
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Definitely HK! In fact more than 70% are double decker buses



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Old August 16th, 2006, 12:30 PM   #125
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It's not even really the big cities in the UK, but I've seen them in almost every place I've been to, including very small towns.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 12:43 PM   #126
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Many yellow double deckers in Berlin.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 02:31 PM   #127
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Many mainland Chinese cities have them as well.

I love CPH's double deckers!
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Old August 16th, 2006, 02:44 PM   #128
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There's double deckers in Mumbai and Singapore!

The best London dd is the Enviro 400

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Old August 16th, 2006, 02:53 PM   #129
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Wow, those are really cool.

I like the newer Volvo models that run in London and Hong Kong as well.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #130
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Old August 16th, 2006, 03:39 PM   #131
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Currently, these are the different DD Buses that you can find in Singapore.


Volvo Super Olympian


Volvo B9TL - Bodywork design by ComfortDelgro Engineering, The Parent Company of SBS Transit


Leyland Olympian


Volvo Olympian - AC 3 Axles


Volvo Olympian - Non AC 2 Axles (Last NAC DD Bus In Singapore)


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Old August 16th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #132
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Dublin : http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=295749
Shanghai : http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=295740
Berlin : http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=360457
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Old August 16th, 2006, 05:29 PM   #133
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Victoria, BC
Las Vegas, Nevada
New York, New York
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Old August 16th, 2006, 07:45 PM   #134
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Hangzhou, China

(no pics, but ive been on it)
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Old August 16th, 2006, 10:35 PM   #135
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Apparently, Victoria, BC has dd buses. too
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Old August 17th, 2006, 12:08 AM   #136
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London is definatly #one for double decker buses
Victoria does have a few
and Seattle has double decker bus tours but they us
stretch buses for everday transit
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Old August 17th, 2006, 02:42 AM   #137
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Hmm, here's one serving Victoria, BC, Canada -- we could certainly use having doubledeckers here too, I miss them . . .

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Old August 17th, 2006, 08:14 AM   #138
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johannesburg south africa has em - remember riding one when i was a kid visiting - saw one the last time i was there in 2002 - never road any busses in the city though





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Old August 17th, 2006, 08:43 AM   #139
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My hometown of Hyderabad has some too....around 15 to 20 maybe.....but i think they are almost at the end of their service.

More sleek and single decks are widely used these days.
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Old August 17th, 2006, 11:55 AM   #140
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and Seattle has double decker bus tours
Pretty much every city in the world that gets a fair share of tourists have double decker tourist buses.
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