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  • sgbuses's Avatar
    2,355 posts since Nov '05
  • Bus Stopping's Avatar
    627 posts since Feb '11
    • I wonder where did the original unit went to? Clearly not the same one...

       

      Wide track tyres on tag axle
      Fuel tanks as per B9TL (side tanks)
      Seats are "New City" by Ster [link]
      12m (57 seats upper deck like in 7777Y)

      Edited by Bus Stopping 26 Sep `14, 1:04AM
  • SMB128B's Avatar
    4,968 posts since May '11
    • Very good

      I feel sorry that SBST's progress efforts still remain comparatively stagnant.

  • SBS9C's Avatar
    2,357 posts since Sep '09
    • Originally posted by Bus Stopping:

      I wonder where did the original unit went to? Clearly not the same one...

      Some visible details:

      Wide track tyres on tag axle
      Fuel tanks as per B9TL
      Seats are "New City" by Ster [link]

      Glad you noticed that too. The original one was using Vogelstize. There are many changes involved, so I suspect there might be another unit (perhaps for testing by MAN, or is it the rumoured secret MB 3 axle DD).

      Edited by SBS9C 25 Sep `14, 6:11PM
  • Ryancarri's Avatar
    1 post since Sep '14
  • Bus Stopping's Avatar
    627 posts since Feb '11
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,294 posts since Nov '03
    • Now we knew why SMRT only orders 101 Alexander Dennis Enviro 500.I guaranteed this will be a sucessful trial and probably they will order at least 150 units before LTA took over

    • Engine wise will be same as the A24

  • wsy1234's Avatar
    1,614 posts since Aug '07
  • carbikebus's Avatar
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  • TIB1234T's Avatar
    11,393 posts since Sep '08
    • Anyway, the interior is very much the same as SBS7777Y with different positioning of the grabpoles... Same Masats Doors as A22...

      But there is something to look into is the staircase, it'll come with a triangular "see-through zone" beside the stairs... A little similar to MAN A39's "see-through zone"... It'll be one-of-a-kind DD in SG...

      Edited by TIB1234T 25 Sep `14, 10:54PM
  • sgbuses's Avatar
    2,355 posts since Nov '05
    • Originally posted by Bus Stopping:

      And well, it is official because ppl lobbied for it to be official thanks to the leak.

      Unfortunately, that appears to be the case.

    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      Very good

      I feel sorry that SBST's progress efforts still remain comparatively stagnant.

      They will progress as well, lest they risk losing territory in the upcoming competitive tendering model.

      Edited by sgbuses 25 Sep `14, 11:25PM
  • TIB429E's Avatar
    1,549 posts since Dec '13
  • buses[IN]gapore!'s Avatar
    1,548 posts since Aug '10
    • Originally posted by Bus Stopping:

      And well, it is official because ppl lobbied for it to be official thanks to the leak.


      also partly due to some people not wanting to show restraint and attract attention to the leak in the name of "public" posts means ok....unfortunately that happened to also have a big presence on Facebook.....

      public =/= official....

  • SBS899A's Avatar
    142 posts since Apr '12
    • Rear overhang is longer than the Enviro500s... Makes me think if the E500s are 11.3m as well

  • sgbuses's Avatar
    2,355 posts since Nov '05
    • Bukit Batok is the first to receive many of the new initatives by SMRT Buses, including:

      - New generation of service guides
      - New bus information panel and interactive board
      - New side panel on buses, near the entrance door
      - New livery OC and Citaro

      As Bukit Batok is to become part of the first tender under the new competitive tendering model, it is clear SMRT is trying its best to retain this territory and perhaps even go on the offensive.

      On this basis I would not be surprised if the MAN DD ends up on route 106.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,294 posts since Nov '03
    • I got strong feelings SMRT will just order the production units before the trial ends..Rear also much better equipped with upper tailights and signal too,I might think this bus is around 12.2m

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,430 posts since May '12
  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    9,145 posts since Apr '11
    • Originally posted by BusAnalayzer:

      Super.. I would say give it to 963 for trial...

      Maybe 169 will be a better option, 169 have 0 DDs as of now.

  • BusAnalayzer's Avatar
    10,430 posts since May '12
    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:

      Maybe 169 will be a better option, 169 have 0 DDs as of now.

      169 should be getting 3 BSEP ADL soon. Maybe October round.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,294 posts since Nov '03
  • TIB1234T's Avatar
    11,393 posts since Sep '08
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      In my opinion this bus carry more seated passengers than B9 or the E500

      Length: 12m
      Width: 2.55m
      Height: 4.4m

      Lower deck: 28
      Upper deck: 57
      Standee: 50

      Total: 135

      Edited by TIB1234T 27 Sep `14, 6:59PM
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,294 posts since Nov '03
  • SBS2601D's Avatar
    8,468 posts since Apr '05
    • Originally posted by wsy1234:

      can check to spec from LTA about this man dd?

      You want to get template answer again?

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