The article gives details of a dual-purpose vehicle developed by Strathclyde PTE to operate either as a bus or a van. By the use of either a demountable 20-seat bus or van body the vehicle offers a new approach to cost savings in rural areas where passenger demand is limited to certain times or days, and where there is also a parallel demand for freight services. The design allows either body to be set down and left standing on built-in extending legs so that the chassis can be driven clear and backed under the other body. The operation of exchanging bodies can be carried out by the driver in under 5 min. Although developed for service in the Isle of Arran, the performance of the vehicle is likely to be studied closely for possible application in other areas. (TRRL)

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    Municipal Engineering Publications, Limited

    178-202 Portland Street
    London W1N 6NH,   England 

    Municipal Publications Limited

    178-202 Portland Street
    London W1N 6NH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1985-7-12

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 1162-64
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  • Accession Number: 00452082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM