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Post  smc1991 on Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:17 pm

Just found out you get bi artic buses basically a double bendy think thats a bit dodgy also you can get them as deckers

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Post  Daisy Dart on Sun Jan 09, 2011 3:05 am

smc1991 wrote:Just found out you get bi artic buses basically a double bendy think thats a bit dodgy also you can get them as deckers

I remember a couple of years ago Buses Monthly magazine did a spoof article about an articulated double decker bus. It was done as their April fools gag.

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Post  Bristol LH on Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:08 am

I know a few places on the continent do have double bendis, but reliability of them is poor, and the tail end drags badly. Most are made by Vanhool

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Post  Pukerlicious on Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:50 am

There's some Volvos in Bangladesh or somewhere which are tri-articulated Shocked

Don't worry though, single-articulated is the most allowed in the UK, hehe... one "trailer" only, buses or trucks.
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Post  Bristol LH on Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:25 am

And are slowly vanishing from our streets...YAY

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Post  Paladin on Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:01 am

Neoplan had a double deck articulated coach in the 80's and 90's called the Jumbocruiser. They only made a handful tho because they were so expensive....and the last one built in 1992 rolled over!



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Post  K1YRL on Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:27 am

Bristol LH wrote:And are slowly vanishing from our streets...YAY
Soon to be coming back onto the 1`s so i hear. Neutral

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Post  freedompaisley on Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:38 am

Palatine 2 wrote:Neoplan had a double deck articulated coach in the 80's and 90's called the Jumbocruiser. They only made a handful tho because they were so expensive....and the last one built in 1992 rolled over!



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoplan_Jumbocruiser

The picture of the last ever one built, was for sale in the uk at one point, but you had to get it put through its tilt test.

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Post  smc1991 on Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:38 am

In brazil they have a route which has 270 seater bi artic buses on a 50 second freq

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Post  Daisy Dart on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:24 am

They are never likely to put articulated buses on any routes where I work. We just don't have the passenger numbers to make it worthwhile.

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Post  Paladin on Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:53 am

Daisy Dart wrote:They are never likely to put articulated buses on any routes where I work. We just don't have the passenger numbers to make it worthwhile.

I don't think they'd fit around some of the narrower streets in Ipswich particularly well either. I heard that Stagecoach trialled a bendy in Cambridge, and it got stuck on a particularly nasty and sharp corner near the river!
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Post  Pukerlicious on Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:40 am

Bendies supposedly can go anywhere a 12m rigid bus can go, but I just struggle to believe that... some maybe, but certain corners at abnormal angles or corners more than 90 degrees I just don't think so. Plus they don't bend particularly far I think, it locks at a certain angle to stop you jacknifing, meaning they can't turn as tightly.
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Post  Bristol LH on Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:57 am

Correct. You need to swing out much further to turn too...

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