Nowra Coaches Yutong electric bus Feb 2019

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Nowra Coaches Yutong electric bus Feb 2019

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Photos taken by me at Bomaderry this morning prior to a run on route 737 to Kiama.

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can you make the photos smaller?
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hino rg wrote:can you make the photos smaller?
I'll have a look at that tomorrow. They're online rather than directly uploaded in order to retain the high definition. I find that when I upload photos they lose a lot of definition because of the size restrictions.
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Does that near-side rear view mirror retract, perhaps?
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tonyp wrote:
hino rg wrote:can you make the photos smaller?
I'll have a look at that tomorrow. They're online rather than directly uploaded in order to retain the high definition. I find that when I upload photos they lose a lot of definition because of the size restrictions.
Thanks for the shots.

For whatever reason images uploaded on external sites like to enlarge to some ridiculously size. Perhaps it is a glitch in the forum's code. Anyway, if you open the images in a new tab (i.e. on the original site they're uploaded to), they will display correctly.
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Merc1107 wrote:
For whatever reason images uploaded on external sites like to enlarge to some ridiculously size. Perhaps it is a glitch in the forum's code. Anyway, if you open the images in a new tab (i.e. on the original site they're uploaded to), they will display correctly.
Thanks Merc1107, yes that's right: right click to "copy image address" then paste in a new tab. Sorry, I've been working on preparing other vision, haven't had time among doing other things to prepare direct uploads so far.

Edit: I've posted some video footage on the Yutong thread in the Sydney/NSW section of the forum.
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How many pax on the first trip tony ??
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burrumbus wrote:How many pax on the first trip tony ??
I didn't go on the first trips burrumbus, this trip was a week after the bus started running and it had about a dozen passengers on board. Don't forget, this is an existing service (a filler between trains) and the patronage would be as it normally is, which apparently has been growing well since the route was introduced a year or two back.
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Merc1107 wrote:
tonyp wrote: I'll have a look at that tomorrow. They're online rather than directly uploaded in order to retain the high definition. I find that when I upload photos they lose a lot of definition because of the size restrictions.
Thanks for the shots.

For whatever reason images uploaded on external sites like to enlarge to some ridiculously size. Perhaps it is a glitch in the forum's code. Anyway, if you open the images in a new tab (i.e. on the original site they're uploaded to), they will display correctly.
I just right click on the image, then select "View image" and it comes up at a sensible size.
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Funnily enough I don't get the inflated size of these photos in my Chrome browser but I understand the issue as I have seen it in other cases. Sorry I've been too busy so far to post reduced photos but I'll try to get around to it.
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What is this post about a electric bus or photo size?
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8 SPEED wrote:What is this post about a electric bus or photo size?
it appears you have not read the problem he has with the photo size,i also note you have not offered to help him
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Sorry, I must get around to loading file photos.
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Some more interior shots would be great next time you get a chance.
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moa999 wrote:Some more interior shots would be great next time you get a chance.
These photos are from Australian Bus and Coach Mag, they are better than what I might take. They've used a camera light though. The interior isn't as bright and light as the photos suggest, but nevertheless not bad.

The high floor at the back is an Australian (ahem) "innovation" - perhaps a nostalgic memorial to the death of the diesel engine! There is nothing of significance under the high aisle. The Yutong E12 is a low-floor bus everywhere else in the world.

Before being impressed by the number of seats you need to understand that the seat pitch is very poor. Typically in Australian buses I find that if the interior space is compromised by mechanicals, the builders try to compensate by reducing the pitch to retain the desired number of seats which might be fine in theory but not in practice if a number of your passengers can't fit in them! Like many battery-electric buses, this Yutong seems to be affected by quite a large equipment cabinet at the back basically costing a row of seats. So in order to reach the magic 40 number they squash the seats up. These electric citybuses are really best suited to the high-intensity inner urban work with basically standee interior and plenty of doors. This country run is an interesting experiment with this bus no doubt but not what it is designed for.

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Does this bus operate other routes on the weekends, or is it exclusive to the 737 Mon-Fri ?
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moa999 wrote:Does this bus operate other routes on the weekends, or is it exclusive to the 737 Mon-Fri ?
So far it has only been running the a.m. services on the 737 which is a weekday route only.
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Go Bus in Auckland also have one of these buses on trial... Auckland Transport have posted information on their Twitter account.

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This electric bus from 1978 is more to my liking.
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Swift wrote:This electric bus from 1978 is more to my liking.
I agree, maybe in Green & White...
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Swift wrote:This electric bus from 1978 is more to my liking.
You could restore your Swift into an electric version, Swift!
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Daniel wrote:
Swift wrote:This electric bus from 1978 is more to my liking.
You could restore your Swift into an electric version, Swift!
It would finally live up to it's name then!
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Cordes Express wrote:Go Bus in Auckland also have one of these buses on trial... Auckland Transport have posted information on their Twitter account.
It must have come via Yutong Australia as it has that high floor again. There must be something in the air in this part of the world.

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Thank you for the photos tonyp. I can already envisage that high, square roofline getting a battering! If the batteries are up there in the roof, this thing would be immensely top heavy. Also if as you suggest that this is more suited for city operations, then that single-leaf rear door seems very inadequate. It would be interesting to see how the body and the electrics / mechanics hold up over time, especially in full service.
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3805 wrote:this thing would be immensely top heavy
I wonder how it compares that way with low entry gassies? State Transit (and now also Transit Systems) O405NH vehicles certainly roll from side to side rather more than most buses do. (Not so noticeable with O500, though.)
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