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Old September 7th, 2005, 08:06 AM   #41
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^ If you look at the picture of the front, you will see there are passengers sitting above the driver's cab.

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Old September 7th, 2005, 12:54 PM   #42
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Is there any full-length passenger compartment on the driving-cab deck?
If no, it cannot be regarded as a double-deck.

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Old September 7th, 2005, 05:27 PM   #43
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There certainly are two floors on the bus. I'm not sure what's on the bottom deck, perhaps it's a luggage compartment area, since this is the shuttle bus between Brussels Midi station and Charleroi Airport. If it is indeed a compartment area, then notice how high the floor is, since the driver can certainly stand and not hit his head. It's not like a typical coach with a very low ceiling luggage area on the bottom.
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Old September 7th, 2005, 06:27 PM   #44
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Have you actually observed what's inside the so called "lower deck"?

You use the headroom of driving cab as a reference to estimate the headroom throughout the whole "lower deck" may not be correct, since a vehicle's floor height may vary in different parts, and normally low in the front and high in the rear. I see the grilles on the side, which indicate there may be some instruments (e.g. radiators) occupying the "lower floor".

I don't think it is a passenger deck since it has no window. If it is for luggage, I'm afraid the coach cannot be treated as a "double deck".

Though there may not be an official definition for the term "double deck", but I think it should be a common sense that only that accomdating human beings is treated as a "deck" ?

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There certainly are two floors on the bus. I'm not sure what's on the bottom deck, perhaps it's a luggage compartment area, since this is the shuttle bus between Brussels Midi station and Charleroi Airport. If it is indeed a compartment area, then notice how high the floor is, since the driver can certainly stand and not hit his head. It's not like a typical coach with a very low ceiling luggage area on the bottom.
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Old September 7th, 2005, 06:36 PM   #45
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I doubt the top deck will slump down near the back because from the photo, the upper deck's windows are consistently level, and it is highly unlikely the elevation will drop inside the passenger cabin significantly or else people won't be able to see out.

This is a double deck coach with both passenger and cargo space. Just because people may not be sitting on the lower deck doesn't mean it is a single decker. A single deck coach will not have so much elevation difference between the passenger area and the luggage compartment - typical coaches have only a few steps difference. You can see the bus to the left is more typical of a single-deck coach with a smaller luggage compartment area below. This one has 2 physical stories and passengers will need to access a long staircase to reach their seats upstairs, as shown by the elevation difference in the first photo. The height of the bus resembles a double decker rather than a single-decker coach. Using that analogy, a 20-storey apartment whose first floor is occupied by a club house is not a 19-storey residential building because people live on only 19 floors. It is still a 20-storey residential building.
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Old September 7th, 2005, 06:47 PM   #46
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Using that analogy, a 20-storey apartment whose first floor is occupied by a club house is not a 19-storey residential building because people live on only 19 floors. It is still a 20-storey residential building.
Different things have different definitions.
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Old September 7th, 2005, 06:53 PM   #47
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Hmm, maybe we could talk about Berlin Double Decker Buses again!?
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Old September 9th, 2005, 02:42 PM   #48
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Old Berlin Double Deckers:























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Old September 10th, 2005, 01:04 PM   #49
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This is still too low to stand upright! That's what I like in London, they have double decker buses with upper floors high enough to stand upright.
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Old September 10th, 2005, 03:47 PM   #50
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very cool busses! I love doubledeckers!
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Old September 10th, 2005, 04:03 PM   #51
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Actually I saw one of the old double deckers when I was in Berlin for just 2 hours the last Sunday.
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Old September 10th, 2005, 07:58 PM   #52
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oh, you can't stand up fully in the top deck (unless you're short)?
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Old September 11th, 2005, 03:04 AM   #53
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those buses hurt my eyes.
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Old September 11th, 2005, 03:39 AM   #54
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nice double decker.....we need those in London instead of those dire single decker bendy buses
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Old September 11th, 2005, 09:30 PM   #55
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I have a nice pic here, you can see the front of every Berlin Double Decker Bus (The two newest are not on this pic)

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Old September 20th, 2005, 04:25 PM   #56
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Some pics again!







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Old September 21st, 2005, 12:22 AM   #57
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Usually you're not allowed to stand in the upper deck. This is true even in London and Hong Kong. Most buses won't fit taller people standing in the upper deck (such as myself).

And why does a Berlin bus have a Stuttgart plate? Is it because they were purchased there?
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Old September 21st, 2005, 10:47 AM   #58
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Usually you're not allowed to stand in the upper deck. This is true even in London and Hong Kong. Most buses won't fit taller people standing in the upper deck (such as myself).

And why does a Berlin bus have a Stuttgart plate? Is it because they were purchased there?

It also isn´t allowed to stand on the upper deck in Berlin.

The Neoplan buses are produced in Stuttgart, Pilsting and Plauen.
This one is from Stuttgart.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 06:01 PM   #59
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I decided to post normal buses too! Here´s one:


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Old September 28th, 2005, 08:27 PM   #60
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Cool buses
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