[ADEL]Omnicity Scania O'Bahn Testing

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[ADEL]Omnicity Scania O'Bahn Testing

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Here are two pictures of the fully imported Scania artic currently under test with Torrens Transit on the Adelaide O'bahn.

Both pictures were taken on 29/08/2006 by NL419.

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Fantastic pics! I love the look and the color
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Yeah the dirty windscreen gives the bus a real weathered look!
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Looks like a barge on wheels.
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I dunno about that colour. The combination of the colour and slightly cylindrical look with the rounded sides makes it look a bit like a cucumber.

Great pics, though. :D
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tone167 wrote:I dunno about that colour. The combination of the colour and slightly cylindrical look with the rounded sides makes it look a bit like a cucumber.

Great pics, though. :D
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What are the pods on top, air con? If it's come from the UK.... well, no need for that there.
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I think I stitched myself up there!
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LTB_Enterprises wrote:What are the pods on top, air con? If it's come from the UK.... well, no need for that there.
Since when do the UK have left hand drive buses :?:
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LTB_Enterprises wrote:What are the pods on top, air con? If it's come from the UK.... well, no need for that there.
For starters it aint a UK bus if its LH drive.
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Will wrote:I think I stitched myself up there!
Lol, you might have done :wink:
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LTB_Enterprises wrote:What are the pods on top, air con? If it's come from the UK.... well, no need for that there.
Since when do the UK have left hand drive buses :?:
Good point, but you do see a few around that do work both in the UK and over on the continent. I went on a few coach trips in left hand drive coaches when over there as the coach is put on the ferry to cross the Channel.
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I think First has some of these omnicities...seen some pics floating around the net somewhere.
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cal_t wrote:I think First has some of these omnicities...seen some pics floating around the net somewhere.
There are now a large number of Omnicity rigids in the UK with First, Nottingham City Transport and a few other operators, they are even at Heathrow Airport. However there are no Omnicity bendi's.
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The Inspector wrote:
There are now a large number of Omnicity rigids in the UK with First, Nottingham City Transport and a few other operators, they are even at Heathrow Airport. However there are no Omnicity bendi's.
You mean as this if is a one off and there are no other omnicity artics built?
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Now I thought a backside of a VST was fugly, not a fan of that arse, but the front end looks much more genuine than the front end volgren slap on some scanias. I'm thinking the 5 pods on the roof might be aircon? I'm also guessing it was made in Sweden, hence the LHD, looking at the lonely planet site, it seems temperatures in summer can be in the mid 20's to about 30 degrees
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Will wrote:
The Inspector wrote: There are now a large number of Omnicity rigids in the UK with First, Nottingham City Transport and a few other operators, they are even at Heathrow Airport. However there are no Omnicity bendi's.
Really? http://www.cardiffbus.com/news/press/190506.htm

And here's a Google video of riding in one: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 0017301986
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Will wrote:You mean as this if is a one off and there are no other omnicity artics built?
There are omnicity artics in other countries.
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The Inspector wrote:There are now a large number of Omnicity rigids in the UK with First, Nottingham City Transport and a few other operators, they are even at Heathrow Airport. However there are no Omnicity bendi's.
Er, there are quite a few RHD OmniCity artics (CN94UAs) running in the UK: First (Manchester), Travel West Midlands and Bws Caerdydd (Cardiff Bus) run them on regular services, while a number have also been used for the Heathrow T4 tube replacement service (while the line to Heathrow T5 is built).

What would be a rarity is an articulated OmniLink (CL94UA) in RHD format - as far as I know, all RHD L94UAs have been supplied with third-party bodywork.
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Thats what I thought when I came across Travel West Midlands Fleetlist


FleetID Registration Number Make & Model Operating Garage
6022 S1 TWM SCANIA CN94 OMNICITY ARTIC TWM Perry Barr
6023 BX54DND SCANIA CN94 OMNICITY ARTIC TWM Perry Barr
6024 BX54DNE SCANIA CN94 OMNICITY ARTIC TWM Perry Barr
6025 BX54DNF SCANIA CN94 OMNICITY ARTIC TWM Perry Barr
6026 BX54DNJ SCANIA CN94 OMNICITY ARTIC TWM Perry Barr
6027 BX54DNN SCANIA CN94 OMNICITY ARTIC TWM Perry Barr
6028 BX54DNO SCANIA CN94 OMNICITY ARTIC TWM Perry Barr
6029 BX54DNV SCANIA CN94 OMNICITY ARTIC TWM Perry Barr
6030 BX54DNY SCANIA CN94 OMNICITY ARTIC TWM Perry Barr
6031 BX54DOA SCANIA CN94 OMNICITY ARTIC TWM Perry Barr
6032 BX54DOH SCANIA CN94 OMNICITY ARTIC TWM Perry Barr

Info courtesy of http://www.travelwm.co.uk/news/fleetlist.jsp
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My work here is done, I can go to bed now.. 'night all!! :lol:
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The Inspector wrote:
cal_t wrote:I think First has some of these omnicities...seen some pics floating around the net somewhere.
There are now a large number of Omnicity rigids in the UK with First, Nottingham City Transport and a few other operators, they are even at Heathrow Airport. However there are no Omnicity bendi's.
Heathrow Airport has a batch of Omnicity artics. Omnidekkas are becoming more popular over there as well, I think because they have the largest motor in the market. The engines are in a horizontally opposed orientation, but without as much insulation as the N113 series buses. The chassis itself is the CN94UB/CN94UA/CN94UD (depending on the chassis use).
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Great pics, Will! :D
I like the look and colour of this bus! :D
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Will wrote:Guided sex toy?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Hope this bus passes and the government looks at getting this type of scania artic for the o-bahn. It looks great from the fron and I bet it looks good from the side but I don't particulary like the back design of the bus though. I wonder what the inside and dash look like etc.
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Desto wrote:Hope this bus passes and the government looks at getting this type of scania artic for the o-bahn. It looks great from the fron and I bet it looks good from the side but I don't particulary like the back design of the bus though. I wonder what the inside and dash look like etc.
Looks to me like it might be a test for a certain other germany city with an o bahn perhaps? If it were aimed at Adelaide, wouldn't Scania of got their hands on a right hand drive unit?
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