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Glider bus will it ever come to Australia

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Glider bus will it ever come to Australia

Postby Campbelltown busboy » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:36 pm

I was looking at videos on YouTube and I came across this video from TransLink Northern Ireland for a new type of bus they call it glider bus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeKIVCgNhOQ
And here it is in service
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeKIVCgNhOQ
Will the glider bus ever come to Australia
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Re: Glider bus will it ever come to Australia

Postby Tim Williams » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:44 pm

So, what would the Glider's advantages be over a standard full low floor artic??
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Re: Glider bus will it ever come to Australia

Postby tonyp » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:39 am

It's just this Van Hool articulated (or bi-articulated) bus:

https://www.vanhool.be/en/public-transp ... sel-hybrid

For operations that want to pretend they're running a tram by having buses that look like trams, just the usual old "BRT fantasy". Some usable internal space is lost to an unnecessary full-width driver's cab. I can see this turning up in Brisbane as the mysterious "metro" vehicle that the Lord Mayor can't find words to describe and doesn't want to choke on the words "articulated bus".

I can't figure out why it's moving so slowly in this video.
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Re: Glider bus will it ever come to Australia

Postby 1whoknows » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:04 am

Yes its an artic bus/ pretend tram. Lots of em in both Europe and America and yes its the sort of thing that Brisbane will end up with in bi artic version.
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Re: Glider bus will it ever come to Australia

Postby Tonymercury » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:20 am

tonyp wrote: the mysterious "metro" vehicle that the Lord Mayor can't find words to describe.


I think you meant 'refuses' - in case the punters wake up to the con job.
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