Details are given of the performance and of some of the handling characteristics of the man bendibus during a trial drive around the country market town of Banbury. Banbury itself has narrow congested streets and the surrounding housing estates were not planned with public transport in mind. The bus is designed to the standard German VOV Bus layout, is of integral construction having 3 doorways, seats 63 with space for 96 standing passengers - a total of 159. Its manoeuvrability is said to be impressive though it really requires modern city layouts of countries such as the USA. The author does not see the bus being widely adopted in the United Kingdom where urban bus operations are geared to the short, large capacity double-decker and the introduction of a bus of this sort would lead to many changes in fare structures and collection systems and in many cases could lead to a complete revision of routes and siting of stops. /TRRL/

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    Travel and Transport Limited

    122 Newgate Street
    London EC1A 7AD,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Fielder, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 30-31
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM