A single-deck city bus developed by Wadham Stringer and Volvo is described. A feature of the design is the use of the bus version of the Volvo B58 chassis which offers a lower floor height than other under-floor-engine chassis designs. This provides lower entrance heights and an almost flat floor. The bus is powered by the Volvo THD 100D horizontal engine derated to 185 bhp for longer life and quieter operation. The transmission used is a 5-speed Wilson-type gearbox with electro-pneumatic control. An air-over-leaf suspension system is used with a recirculating ball power steering system and dual circuit air brakes. The soundproofing incorporated in the vehicle is said to offer a very quiet and comfortable ride. (TRRL)

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 54-55
  • Serial:
    • BUSES
    • Volume: 32
    • Issue Number: 305
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0007-6392

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1982 12:00AM