• Advertisement

[ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

General Transport Discussion not specific to one state

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

Postby Tim Williams » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:03 pm

This is a great effort by Volgren - well done!!
Tim Williams
 
Posts: 859
Joined: Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:26 pm
Location: Adelaide
Has thanked: 0 time
Been thanked: 159 times

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

Postby tonyp » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:39 am

Now all that is needed is for Australian operators to get as up to date as the Japanese and order low floor buses too.
Perpetually on a T3 to "I. P. Pavlova, přestup na Metro. Příští zastávka, Náměsti Míru"
User avatar
tonyp
 
Posts: 7447
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:31 am
Location: Shoalhaven
Has thanked: 762 times
Been thanked: 885 times

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

Postby Campbelltown busboy » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:19 pm

tonyp wrote:Now all that is needed is for Australian operators to get as up to date as the Japanese and order low floor buses too.
I’m not sure about other states but Transport for NSW let’s the contracted operator choose the way their leased buses are built
User avatar
Campbelltown busboy
 
Posts: 754
Joined: Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:23 pm
Location: Ruse/Campbelltown City NSW
Has thanked: 14 times
Been thanked: 50 times
Favourite Vehicle: Volvo B10M MK4 AD Metroliner

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

Postby gld59 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:11 pm

Campbelltown busboy wrote:let’s the contracted operator choose the way their leased buses are built

Only from a closed list, as far as I know.

gld
gld59
 
Posts: 1365
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:30 pm
Location: Sydney
Has thanked: 39 times
Been thanked: 51 times

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:17 pm

Yes from a closed list as far as chassis and bodies are concerned but final finish details can be left to the operator.
Living in the Shire.
User avatar
Fleet Lists
Administrator
 
Posts: 20243
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:49 am
Location: The Shire
Has thanked: 994 times
Been thanked: 1086 times

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

Postby tonyp » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:44 pm

And the Scania N series and MAN low-floor chassis need to be on that list.

I was thinking of something a little more proactive - like the state transport agencies mandating, with exemption for specific areas/types of operation.

Reasons:
The complete low floor city buses will improve ease of access, increase capacity and better cater to Tokyo’s ageing population.
Perpetually on a T3 to "I. P. Pavlova, přestup na Metro. Příští zastávka, Náměsti Míru"
User avatar
tonyp
 
Posts: 7447
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:31 am
Location: Shoalhaven
Has thanked: 762 times
Been thanked: 885 times

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

Postby Mr OC Benz » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:42 am

While not Japan specifically, and assuming it wasn't wrongly reported, Latrobe Valley Bus Lines have placed an order for eight low floor Euro 6 Volvo B5LH / Volgren, which are also a fully low floor chassis, as opposed to the low entry B5RH's which are all that have been seen in the country so far.

It will be interesting to see photos of the Tokyo units when they are completed.
User avatar
Mr OC Benz
Moderator
 
Posts: 5676
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:18 pm
Location: Sydney, NSW
Has thanked: 460 times
Been thanked: 1253 times
Favourite Vehicle: Anything German

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

Postby Merc1107 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:49 am

tonyp wrote:And the Scania N series and MAN low-floor chassis need to be on that list.

I guess it is up to Scania and MAN (or others) to make a competitive deal when fleet replacement tenders (correct terminology?) go out. Seems as though the cheap vehicles get picked (complete with shoddy workmanship), rather than vehicles best-suited to the task.
Merc1107
 
Posts: 354
Joined: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:38 pm
Location: Perth
Has thanked: 66 times
Been thanked: 90 times
Favourite Vehicle: High Floor Buses

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

Postby tonyp » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:41 pm

Mr OC Benz wrote:While not Japan specifically, and assuming it wasn't wrongly reported, Latrobe Valley Bus Lines have placed an order for eight low floor Euro 6 Volvo B5LH / Volgren, which are also a fully low floor chassis, as opposed to the low entry B5RH's which are all that have been seen in the country so far.

It will be interesting to see photos of the Tokyo units when they are completed.

Yes, it will be interesting to see interior photos of the Latrobe Valley ones too. Volvo isn't big in the low floor market so its interesting to see them in the RHD market. Also Volgren is building up good solid experience in low floor format so they'll have a head start when the market for them takes off.
Perpetually on a T3 to "I. P. Pavlova, přestup na Metro. Příští zastávka, Náměsti Míru"
User avatar
tonyp
 
Posts: 7447
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:31 am
Location: Shoalhaven
Has thanked: 762 times
Been thanked: 885 times

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

Postby Mr OC Benz » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:28 pm

Volgren wrote:VOLGREN’S EXPORT INNOVATION ON SHOW FOR HON. PHILIP DALIDAKIS MP

Image

Victorian Minister for Trade & Investment, Innovation & the Digital Economy and Small Business, Philip Dalidakis MP joined Volgren CEO Peter Dale, getting a first hand look at the company’s manufacturing process and to inspect a completed low-floor city bus before the vehicle is bound for Tokyo.

The bus is one of 30 units that are soon to be shipped to Tokyo Metropolitan Government who operate around 1,450 buses in the Greater Tokyo region. The Optimus low-floor city buses built on a Scania NUB E6 chassis will be the first of their kind in Japan.

Built in Dandenong, the buses are 100 per cent compliant to Japanese vehicle specifications including the country’s complex onboard passenger information systems, ticketing equipment and emergency exit requirements.

The visit from Minister Dalidakis follows a delegation from Tokyo Metropolitan Government who were on hand to inspect and finalise the first two homologation units in March this year.

Volgren’s latest partnership with Tokyo Metropolitan Government, is one of four operator relationships that Volgren has established, including their ongoing association with Japan’s largest bus operator, the Nishitetsu Railway Company.

Volgren Chief Executive Peter Dale said Volgren have built a reputation in Japan for manufacturing high quality, niche vehicles in areas that local manufacturers currently do not supply into.”

“There’s currently no local Japanese bus body manufacturer producing a complete low floor bus with the only other option being buses from Europe, that are non-compliant to Japanese regulations and not equipped with any Japanese specific equipment upon delivery to the customer.”

“This ready to roll solution is well received by operators and is one of the key planks to our success in Japan” Dale said.

By Jo-Ann Paguio| August 17th, 2018
User avatar
Mr OC Benz
Moderator
 
Posts: 5676
Joined: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:18 pm
Location: Sydney, NSW
Has thanked: 460 times
Been thanked: 1253 times
Favourite Vehicle: Anything German

Re: [ABC] Volgren Articulated Buses For Japan

Postby moa999 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:12 pm

Triple mirrors look a bit ugly.
Fukuoka arctic had more of a standard mirror.
moa999
 
Posts: 1933
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:12 pm
Has thanked: 276 times
Been thanked: 279 times

Previous


  • Advertisement

Return to General Transport Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests