REAR ENGINES LEAD ARTIC BUS PROGRESS

The aim of developing an energy-efficient means of transporting passengers has attracted manufacturers to develop the 'pusher type' articulated bus. Examples of such vehicles produced by Leyland and associated company Dad A/S of Denmark, are being used in a full-scale evaluation project in South Yorkshire. Benefits of operating articulated buses include better staff utilisation during peak periods, lower cost per passenger and availability of more seats in off-peak hours. Compared with double-deck buses the articulated bus can cause problems at stopping places but has an advantage where headroom is limited. Alternative transmission layouts are discussed from designs by Daimler-Benz, Magirus-Dentz, Man, Berliet, Scania and Vetter. (TRRL)

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    Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited

    P.O. Box 24, Northgate Avenue
    Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 6BW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Godwin, W
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 71-72
  • Serial:
    • AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0307-6490

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311798
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM