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    • Originally posted by Chenyiwei.tan:

      When you are in the train and the office lady in front of you moved further to the back and bumping her ass onto your dick. Heaven!

      Office lady in miniskirt and nylons ultra power sia. That one instant boner material.

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    • Since Volvo is supplying hybrids, they should also supply some B8RLEAs to replace the retiring Volgren bendies. Best if they come with Optimus body like the Transperth ones.

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    • Hopefully Rapid Bus still using Scania for their Penang ops when LTA stops doing it.

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    • Originally posted by TIB987K:

      LTA AWARDS CONTRACT FOR 50 DIESEL HYBRID BUSES TO VOLVO EAST ASIA (PTE) LTD

      News Releases
      11 Oct 2017

          The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the tender to procure 50 diesel hybrid buses at about S$30 million to Volvo East Asia (Pte) Ltd.

      2.  This is part of LTA’s efforts to build a more environmentally friendly public bus fleet. Not only can commuters expect quieter and smoother rides, bus captains can also enjoy a more comfortable working environment. To prepare our bus workforce for this change, LTA will work with industry partners to help upgrade and upskill our bus professionals through the Singapore Bus Academy.

      Diesel Hybrid Buses

      3.  Building on LTA’s single-unit diesel hybrid bus trials, 50 diesel hybrid buses will be rolled out gradually for service by the second half of 2018. These low-emission buses will help us better understand the operational challenges that come with the wider deployment of such buses under our tropical climate and traffic conditions, which will enable us to calibrate our approach in adopting diesel hybrid buses in the future. This will also help bus technicians and engineers better understand the technical challenges in maintaining such buses. Details of the services which the 50 diesel hybrid buses will be deployed to will be announced closer to the implementation date.

      4.  In response to LTA’s tender, Volvo East Asia (Pte) Ltd. had earlier submitted a high quality proposal with the best value for money and hence was awarded the contract. The company has a strong track record, with their buses forming about a third of the entire public bus fleet currently in Singapore. In determining the award of the tender, besides the price, LTA also considered many quality aspects of the participating bidders, such as their relevant experience, track records, technical capabilities and compliance to local regulations.

      Electric Buses

      5.  To help LTA gather more up-to-date information on the latest electric bus and charging technologies, a Request for Information for electric buses was put up by LTA on 2 October 2017. The tender to procure 60 electric buses will also be called soon. Commuters can expect to see electric buses deployed for service by 2019.

      goo.gl/AkyAAf

      I feel sorry for Scania. Did they even bid though?

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    • 65 should be under Bukit Merah too as it is majority ARBP. 145 should be out of it as it is full BRBP.

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    • Originally posted by SBS8676Z:

      61 used to have several bendies in its fleet since Tibs takeover. But somewhere in 2012, the bendies were mass withdrawn from 61 and replaced with the SMB rigids just before it turned WAB. I think there were 2 bendies left on 61 then - TIB1131G and another one.

      Even with the DDs entering 61 fleet, there are also not many DDs deployed on 61 till then.

      859 was also another one that had all the bendies withdrawn and replace with SMB rigids just before it turned WAB in late 2012. Not sure if any bendies cameo 859 after that.

      61 used to have mainly VO3X fleet. But ridership must have dropped a lot today.

      While BBT to Ngee Ann is clearly a high demand section, Bugis to Ubi has 63 as an alternative.

      Edited by iveco 06 Oct `17, 8:22AM
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    • Originally posted by SMB128B:

      So... how many B9s still not registered?

      AFAIK only 5200-5299.

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    • 32 used to loop at Chinatown. 198 used to serve Queenstown MRT. Having said that, i think 198 should help link Leng Kee with Queenstown MRT since there is no bus connection from there to any nearby MRT station since 139 was amended away from Redhill.

      Normal route to Commonwealth MRT, Commonwealth Ave (Queenstown MRT), Leng Kee Rd, Hoy Fatt Rd, normal route to Bukit Merah interchange. 

      Edited by iveco 06 Oct `17, 8:08AM
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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Got a feeling 1-2 svc won’t terminating there.859 is one of the candidate.

      Isn't 859 a loop service?

      Come to think of it, 852 and 859 can be merged.

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    • Most people going to JB take 170X rather than 170. There is also 160 stealing the load between J10 and Kranji.

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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Sadly 13 is under Bedok,72 is under Tampines..166 will be under Clementi in future

      166 majority BBDEP, so considered Clementi contract, just like 147. BBDEP minority ones like 156 should be excluded.

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    • Several YCK bus routes (including 13 and 72) are now parking at SEDEP while the remaining AMK routes (part of Seletar contract) are still at AMDEP.

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    • 23 should extend to Marina South ITH when it opens for business. Current 23 can become 23A.

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    • Originally posted by fonduelazone:

      Waterfront is actually called Bedok Reservoir Station.

      Eunos and Kembangan stations are also in Bedok.

      Eunos in Geylang planning zone and its bus routes fall under Serangoon contract. 

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    • 106 plied Medway Dr? Don't talk cock.

      170 cannot be easily amended due to its extraterritorial nature. 66 is needed for DTL rail replacement duties. 67 can be truncated or wirhdrawn as there is 65 to cover the entire LTI-TAM portion of 67, with 66 serving up to BDK from KAP.

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    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr lemon1974, actually the minister says like no say like that. All along, everybody knows once new mrt lines are up, bus routes will be re-routed or rationalized. This is nothing new. Moreover, everybody knows mrt is the centrestage and buses only play second fiddle. This is the real situation. Cheers. Thanks.

      Of course I am aware of that. The relatively few changes that followed the opening of CCL and DTL did surprise me somewhat. However, I have observed reduced capacity on a few routes during my few trips back to Singapore.

      I have travelled on the CCL between BNV and PYL. Ridership was fairly strong.

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    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:


      Mcnair Rd cannot turn right to Balestier Rd.

      Hence Route 21 only plies in one direction (towards PSR).

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    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Bro,Don’t underestimate those elderly,Many of elderly I’ve known got more than enough CPF to buy properties overseas.No money one usually stay at home all the times.This one eveyday will take buses,Have breakfast,Lunch and even go shopping.

      But none stay in Clementi Ave 4.

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    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      Hi mr autumncs, you need to consider bedok north st 3 as part of bedok estate in general. There are more than 28 services in bedok interchange plus many passing by. Your estate also has many mrt stations on east-west line and down-town line. Cheers. Thanks.

      EWL: Bedok, Tanah Merah 

      DTL: Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Waterfront.

      That's twice as many as Clementi. I have 2 on EWL, plus King Albert Park on DTL just out of range.

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    • Originally posted by AJQZC:

      Not all of these pertain to DTL modifications. Here are my views.

      973 & 176No; the services serve completely different routes, impossible to merge; along with fleet restrictions on 973. (75 & 973 may be a more likely pair, though that would cause an awkward and long route that will be difficult to optimize.)

      7 & 69No; the services cater to different demands & a merger would definitely be too long (~30km).

      135 & 47Maybe. Downside is the loss of the loop at Amber which may irk some commuters.

      40No ... don't see the point of shortening and the loss of links to Geylang / Mattar.

      16Possible but not quite necessary. 16 itself is winding enough as it is, plus a detour via Joo Chiat makes it indirect; adding the detour would slow it down further.

      171 & 944Maybe, but the loss of links to Upp Bt Timah / Beauty World is an issue. I wouldn't support if there are better alternatives (such as 171 & 41)

      151No point if there's no demand.

      122Can.

      190 & 700Maybe, but there'll be a need for a service to cover either Stevens Rd or Dunearn / Bt Timah Rd. There's a reason why both 190 & 700 still have high demand (and 700 has not been withdrawn up till now).

      62, 857, 970Can.

      64 & 111Not sure, I'd be careful of disrupting links from Bt Merah to Serangoon Rd.

      Dude, i didn't call for Route 40 to get shortened. All i said was for it to ply Marine Parade instead of East Coast Rd should 47 and 135 ever merge and serve East Coast in both directions. The plus side would be Opera Estate getting a direct link to Parkway Parade.

      As for 151 case, the bus stops at Defu have been disused since 323 was chopped.

      Edited by iveco 30 Sep `17, 10:43PM