First announced in August 2012, the Volvo B5RLEH known as Volvo B5RH and Volvo B215RH, is a hybrid-electric single-decker bus chassis manufactured by Volvo since 2013 only available in the Asia-Pacific region. There is a B215RH model for Latin America, manufactured by Volvo in Brazil, available as both low- and high-floor chassis. In January 2013, Australian operator Transperth took delivery of a Volgren bodied B5RLEH for use on its Perth Central Area Transit network. In January 2014, a second Volgren bodied Volvo B5RLEH commenced a 12-month trial with Adelaide operator Torrens Transit. In March 2015, a third Volgren bodied Volvo B5RLEH commenced a 6-month trial with Singapore operator SBS Transit, it debuted on Express 506 from 1 March 2015 and on services 185 and 143 till 10 September 2015. On 11 February 2016, a six month-trial was permitted and the bus was redeployed to the Ang Mo Kio Depot; the bus is operates on Ang Mo Kio Townlink Service 268 and redeployed to Service 13 and when the trials has ended, the bus has deregistered and returned to Australia.
In April 2015, the first Volgren Optimus bodied Volvo B5RLEH commenced a trial with Brisbane operator Brisbane Transport. Between June 2017 and December 2018, Transport Canberra, the sole government bus operator in the Australian Capital Territory, leased a demonstrator Volvo B5RLEH with a Bustech VSTH body as part of the territory's electric bus trial, it was registered as BUS-712, was wrapped in a special livery before starting service, as it arrived in the standard Transport for NSW livery. It ran alongside two BYD Toro electric buses as part of this trial. D5F, 4,764 cc, in-line 4 cyl. turbodiesel D5F215 - 161 kilowatts, 800 Nm, Euro 5/EEV Media related to Volvo B5RLEH at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Volvo B215RH at Wikimedia Commons Introduction Volvo Buses Australia
The Volvo B7R is a coach chassis available with a range of bodies. It is promoted as a rear engined lightweight coach chassis, it is intended for tourist and long-distance duties. B7R is manufactured in China, Hungary and Iran for use in regional transport services. B7R is powered by Volvo D7E six-cylinder diesel engine with intercooler; the D7E engine produces 290 hp with 1200 Nm of torque between 1650 r/min. It comes with a retarder incorporated into the gearbox; the retarder slows down the engine. Once the engine slows down, disk brakes take over and bring the vehicle to complete stop in an instant, its frame is a robust steel construction with a flat upper face. A flat upper face simplifies building bus body, it could be built with a maximum length of about 12.5 metres. The B7R is available as complete buses - the Volvo 7350, Volvo 9400 and Volvo 8700; the B7R is the most used deluxe long distance bus in India and is employed by not only the state-owned transport corporations of the state of Karnataka, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh but by private operators.
Volvo developed a low-floor variant of B7R, known as the Volvo B7RLE, for intercity and city operations. In Brazil, B7R is produced in Curitiba since 1998; the first B7R in the country was imported from Sweden and operated in Curitiba's public transportation as a Direct Line Bus. In 2012, B7R was renamed to B290R, is used in BRS and BRT applications. In the Philippines, B7R is the basis for the GDW6127HKC and DMMW DM16 manufactured by Autodelta Coach Builders Inc and Del Monte Motor Works, it is similar to the low-end version the B7RLE. Meanwhile in Indonesia, the Volvo B7R only presented from 2003 to 2004, but there are many bus company that use the Volvo B7R, such as PO. Harapan Jaya, PO. Nusantara, etc. In the operation, this bus sometimes sometimes used as a tourist bus. Using the Volvo D7E, this bus has large horsepower, compared with standard Indonesian bus in the Rear Engined Bus, such as Hino RK8JSKA, Hino RG1JS/JN, Mercedes Benz OH 1521, Mercedes Benz OH 1525, but due to the its large power, the maintenance very high, that's why many company that were use the B7R sell the bus into another company and evenly some company change the D7E engine into a Mitsubishi Fuso 6D16 engine or Nissan Diesel FE6B and Hino J08E to reducing operational and maintenance cost.
List of buses Product description in Volvo website
Volvo Buses is a subsidiary and a business area of the Swedish vehicle maker Volvo, which became an independent division in 1968. It is based in Gothenburg, it is the world's largest bus manufacturer, with a complete range of heavy buses for passenger transportation. The product range includes complete buses and coaches as well as chassis combined with a comprehensive range of services; the bus operation has a global presence, with production in Europe and South America and Australia. In India it set up its production facility in Bangalore. Former production facility was located in Scotland. Codes in parentheses are VIN codes for the chassis models. 1930/40s: B10, B12 1950s: B627 1950s-1960s: B615/B616/B617 1950s-1960s: B635/B638 1950s-1960s: B705 1950s-1960s: B725/B727 1951-1963: B655 /B656/B657/B658 1960s: B715 1963-1965: B755 1960s-1980s: B57 & BB57 1965-1982: B58 1966-1971: B54 1970-1980: B59 1973-1985: Ailsa B55 1978-2001: B10M/B10MA/B10MD – the double deck city bus version B10MD, built from 1982 to 1993, was known as Citybus 1983–1996?
B9M – low-budget version of the B10M 1988–1991 B10C – special Australian coach version of the B10M 1978-1991: B10R 1978-1987?: B6F/B6FA 198?-198?: B6M – for Asia Pacific 1990-2002: B10B 1991-2011: B12 – known as B12R B380R/B420R in Brazil 1991-1998: B6/B6LE 1992-2000: Olympian – modified from Leyland Olympian 1992-2004: B10BLE 1993-2000s: B10L/B10LA 1997-2006?: B7L/B7LA 1998-2002: B6BLE 1997-2011: B12B 2001-2011: B12BLE/B12BLEA – articulated version was introduced in 2005 1998-2004: Super Olympian – known as B10TL 1999-2006: B7TL 2000-2003: B10R – for Brazil 2010?-2013: B9RLE 1997-: B7R – known as B290R in Brazil since 2011 2001-: B7RLE – low-entry version of the B7R 1999-: B12M/B12MA – known as B340M in Brazil since 2011 2002-: B9TL – low-floor double-decker, once known as Olympian in Volvo official website 2003-: B9R – known as B340R/B380R in Brazil 2011–2012 2002-: B9S – bi-articulated version was introduced in 2006, known as B360S in Brazil since 2011 2005-: B9L/B9LA – low-floor 2008-: B5LH – low-floor hybrid-electric bus 2009-: BXXR 2009-: B13R – 12.8-litre engine 2011-: B11R – 10.8-litre engine, known as B340R/B380R/B420R/B450R in Brazil 2011-: B270F – front-engined 2012-: B5TL – low-floor double-decker 2012-: B5RH/B5RLEH – step-entrance/low-entry hybrid-electric bus, known as B215RH/B215LH in Brazil 2013-: B8R 2013-: B8RLE/B8RLEA – low-entry version of the B8R 2015-: BE 2016-: B8L – low-floor double-decker C10M 5000/7500 low-floor citybus 7000/7700 low-floor citybus 7250/7350 coach - for Mexico 7400 - for India 7400XL - for India 7450/7550 coach 7700A articulated low-floor citybus 7700 Hybrid low-floor citybus 7800 articulated BRT bus - for China 7900 low-floor citybus 7900 Hybrid low-floor citybus 7900A Hybrid articulated low-floor citybus 8300 intercity - for Mexico 8400 citybus - for India 8500 TX intercity 8500A articulated intercity 8500LE citybus 8700 TX intercity 8700LE citybus 8700LEA articulated citybus 8900 intercity 8900LE citybus 9100 coach - for Asia 9300 coach - for Mexico 9400 intercity - for India 9400XL intercity - for India 9400PX coach - for India 9500 coach 9600 coach - for China 9700 TX intercity/coach 9800 coach - for China 9800 coach - for Mexico 9800 Double Decker coach - for Mexico 9900 coach Bus makers owned/acquired by Volvo: Säffle Karosseri AB, Säffle, Sweden Leyland Bus, United Kingdom Steyr Bus GmbH, Austria Aabenraa Karrosseri A/S, Denmark Drögmöller Karosserien GmbH & Co.
KG, Germany Prevost Coaches, Canada, now known as Prevost Car Merkavim, jointly owned by Volvo Bus Corporation & Mayer Cars & Trucks Ltd. importer of HONDA cars & bikes in Israel Volvo Polska Sp. Z o.o. Wrocław, the largest Volvo Buses factory in Europe Carrus Oy, Finland Carrus Oy Delta, known as Volvo Bus Finland Oy Turku Factory from 2004, became independent in 2008 and renamed Carrus Delta Oy Carrus Oy Ajokki, known as Volvo Bus Finland Oy Tampere Factory from 2004, plant closed in 2008 Carrus Oy Wiima, plant closed in 2001 Nova Bus, St-Eustache, Canada Mexicana de Autobuses SA, Tultitlán, renamed Volvo Buses de México Alfa Busz Kft, Székesfehérvár, Hungary, EUROBUS, Croatia on chassis B10, B12 Borås, Sweden Hoskote, India Curitiba, Brazil Subic, Philippines Wroclaw, Poland Tultitlán, Mexico Autodelta Coach Builders, Inc. Del Monte Motors Trans Oriental Motor Builders, Inc. V
Volvo B7F and Volvo B7FA were a series of front-engined single-decker bus chassis manufactured by Volvo. While the B7FA was a more conventional front-engined chassis, the B7F had the engine mounted on top of the front axle, giving the buses little front overhang; the models are not known to have been available in Europe, but they could at least be found in Latin America, New Zealand and South Africa. There may not be a full continuity back to the old B7F models, but at the plant in Curitiba, Volvo are manufacturing the front-engined Volvo B270F for the Latin American market. A rather simple construction with leaf springs and a 7.2-litre engine from MWM International Motores. Media related to Volvo B7F at Wikimedia Commons Media related to Volvo B7F at Wikimedia Commons
Lothian Buses is the largest municipal bus company in the United Kingdom. The City of Edinburgh Council owns 91%, Midlothian Council 5%, East Lothian Council 3% and West Lothian Council 1%. Lothian operates the majority of bus services in the Edinburgh council area, is a significant operator in East Lothian and most West Lothian, it operates a comprehensive night bus network, four Edinburgh Airport services and owns the subsidiary companies Lothian Country, East Coast Buses, Edinburgh Bus Tours and Lothian Motorcoaches. The company can trace its history back to the Edinburgh Street Tramways Company of 1871 involving at various times the tramway companies of Leith and Edinburgh North; the City Council took over operation of the tramways in 1919, at which time most of the system was cable operated. Electrification of the tram network was completed in 1923, but the first motor buses had arrived in 1919; the city's trams ceased operation between 1950 and 1956, after which the operation became the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Department.
In 1965, it purchased its first rear-engined double-decker bus, a Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1. This bus is preserved at the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum. 600 buses were added to the fleet over the next 17 years. Following local government reorganisation, Edinburgh Corporation Transport was renamed Lothian Region Transport on 16 May 1975. In January 2000, it was again renamed as Lothian Buses. Lothian Buses have won several awards for their services to the Lothian region including Bus Operator of the Year in the 2007 UK Bus Awards, has subsequently been voted Public Transport Operator of the Year at the 2008 National Transport Awards; when the company was cited for its substantial route development, 32% growth in passenger numbers since 1998 and £100 million investment in low-floor buses since 2000. Lothian Buses was voted Best UK Bus Company in 2002 and 2003, vehicles carried the wording Voted Scotland's Best Bus Company 2006 in a laurel wreath type logo near the fleetname. In November 2011, the company won the Top City Operator of the Year award at the UK Bus Awards.
Lothian Buses have operated a flat-fare system since March 2006. Adult and child singles and day tickets, pre-paid multiple singles and'Ridacards' are available, with senior citizens travelling on free travel passes in line with the rest of Scotland; as of February 2018, an Adult single fare is £1.70 and a child fare still costs 80p, since July 2017. An adult day ticket remains £4.00 and a child day £2.00 since 19 April 2015. Fares are paid into a hopper, which automatically dumps the money into a vault to which the driver has no access; the Lothian'Ridacard' bus pass is a pre-paid plastic smartcard giving unlimited travel on regular daytime and night bus services, as well as Edinburgh Trams services. It is purchased from a Transport for Edinburgh Travelshop, where the owner's picture is incorporated on the card to prevent misuse. Once purchased, the card can be placed onto an on-board reader, which reads the contactless chip in the smartcard. Cards can be credited for 4 weekly or annual period.
A warning is displayed on the last five days of validity. The card can be topped up at Transport for Edinburgh Travelshops or PayPoint equipped retailers. Regular Lothian Bus services running within Edinburgh and the west of East Lothian operate a flat fare, but from Longniddry and Ormiston there is a zonal system with East Coast Buses having six zones. Lothian-branded services are the core of the Lothian Buses group. There are some core services in the Lothian network that have followed more or less the same route since they were operated by trams in the 1950s, like services 3, 11 and 16. However, the routes and timetables of most services are modified in minor ways. For example, in recent years several confusing details such as letter suffixed routes and clockwise/anticlockwise circular services have been removed from the map. In the last ten years, there have been many temporary and permanent diversions in the New Town, including the closure at various times of Princes Street for tram works, George Street for pedestrianisation and Leith Street for the reconstruction of the St James Centre.
The majority of current routes pass through the city centre from opposing termini, either crossing or following Princes Street in full or in part. This means that there are some arteries in and out of the New Town that are served by as many as a dozen different routes, such as Nicholson Street and Leith Walk; some of these services, like services 3, 26 and 37, extend into outlying towns in East and Midlothian. There are some more orbital routes, such as service 38. Traditionally, Edinburgh Corporation, LRT and Lothian Buses had been painted in a madder and cream livery; when low floor disabled access vehicles were introduced in the late 1990s, they were given their own distinguishing "harlequin" livery, tartan pattern upholstery and brightly cloured floors and walls. The last high step bus was removed from service by Lothian in the late 2000s, making the distinction irrelevant. Lothian began to phase out the harlequin livery in May 2010, replacing it with a version of the traditional madder and white colour scheme.
This had sweeping curved lines. The last harlequin bus was repainted in 2016. Branding was written as "Lothianbuses.com", being replaced with the Transport for Edinburgh roundel and the words "Lothian Buses" to coincide with the launch of Edinburgh Trams. Gold was used instead of white on hybrid diesel-electric buses; the livery again beg
London Buses route 12
London Buses route 12 is a Transport for London contracted bus route in London, England. Running between Dulwich Library and Oxford Circus, it is operated by London Central. In February 1907, the first bus produced by British Automobile Development Co. and Brush Electrical Engineering Co. Ltd. went into service on this route. Tilling-Stevens petrol electric buses were used on route 12, running between Oxford Circus and Peckham. In the 1930s destinations between South Croydon and Brent Cross station were served. By the 1950s, the route operated between South Croydon and Willesden Junction, although buses from Croydon ran no further than Oxford Circus and those from Harlesden no further than Dulwich; the route has been run from a number of garages. The computer scheduling system developed by London Buses in the 1970s is designed for a maximum of four garages operating on any one route. During the annual Notting Hill Carnival express services operated as 12X. Route 12 was shortened to terminate at Norwood Junction in 1972, with new route 12A taking over between South Croydon and Peckham.
On 25 October 1986, the route was reduced to operate only between East Acton. From 14 August 1988, route 12 was curtailed south of Dulwich Library, capacity being maintained by extending route 78 from Dulwich to Forest Hill and route 176 from Forest Hill to Penge; the western terminal was cut back to Shepherds Bush on 13 July 1991 and to Notting Hill Gate on 12 March 1994. The route was operated by AEC Regent III RTs until replaced by AEC Routemasters in 1973; the route was restructured on 5 November 2004, with the section between Oxford Circus and Notting Hill Gate withdrawn, with route 390 extended. At the same time the Routemasters were replaced by Mercedes-Benz O530G articulated buses. Free WiFi and passenger information screens were introduced in August 2014 on two buses as part of a trial by Transport for London. Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL and Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B5LH double deck buses were introduced on 24 November 2011 as part of the Mayor of London's policy to withdraw articulated buses from London.
London Central has retained route 12 with new contracts starting on 6 November 2004 and 5 December 2011. New Routemasters were introduced on 28 March 2015; the rear platform remains closed at all times except for. Route 12 operates via these primary locations: Dulwich Library East Dulwich Underhill Road Peckham Rye Barry Road Peckham Rye station Hanover Park Peckham High Street Camberwell Green Walworth Road Elephant & Castle station Imperial War Museum St George's Street St George's Circus Lambeth North station St Thomas' Hospital Westminster Bridge Westminster station Whitehall Trafalgar Square for Charing Cross station Haymarket Piccadilly Circus station Soho Conduit Street Hamleys Regent's Street Oxford Circus station Oxford Circus Margaret Street The route passes a number of tourist attractions and landmarks and has been suggested as part of a cheaper alternative to formal bus tours of London. Media related to London Buses route 12 at Wikimedia Commons Timetable
Translink (Northern Ireland)
Translink is the brand name of the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company, a public corporation in Northern Ireland which provides the public transport in the region. NI Railways and Metro are all part of Translink, it is led by CEO Chris Conway. Translink provides services all over Northern Ireland and to Dublin, in a partnership deal with its counterpart in the Republic of Ireland, it provides local bus services in many towns and cities all over Northern Ireland including Bangor, Ballymena, Omagh and Antrim. The Metro service operates throughout Belfast, right out to the suburbs. NITHCo was established in 1967 to take over the railway and bus services of the Ulster Transport Authority, namely Northern Ireland Railways and Ulsterbus. In 1996 the Translink organization was created to integrate the services of the Ulster Transport Authority as well as Citybus Limited. Citybus is now known as Metro. Northern Ireland Railways and called Ulster Transport Railways, is responsible for running the railway network in Northern Ireland.
The Northern Ireland railway network is 330.58 km. The main passenger line operates from Portadown to Bangor. In addition to this, Translink provides rail services between Belfast and Derry to the north and Newry to the south, continuing across the border, part of the fast Enterprise service between Belfast and Dublin. Operated are services to Larne and Portrush, a branch off the Belfast-Derry railway line, at Coleraine. By 2015 Translink hope to have a service operating from Belfast International Airport to Belfast city centre. Translink are in talks with the airport about reopening the Lisburn-Antrim railway line, closed in June 2003 in favour of the quicker Bleach-Green line; the Lisburn-Antrim could be used to provide services to it. Ulsterbus is responsible for most of the bus services in Northern Ireland, they operate around 20 bus stations which include: Armagh, Lisburn, Newtownards, Newry, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Coleraine, Magherafelt and Newcastle and others within Belfast and 1,100 Buses.
Ulsterbus is charged with transporting over 65,000 children per day to school. Goldline is the name given to the key Inter-urban bus services operated by Ulsterbus linking major cities in the Northern Ireland and cross-border services into the Republic of Ireland Amongst these are the flagship Service 212/X212'Maiden City Flyer' from Belfast to Derry & the X1 from Belfast to Dublin/Dublin Airport. There are a number of cross channel services to Great Britain, including the 921 Belfast - Birmingham & the 923 Belfast - Edinburgh. Translink provide a number of hire services to the public. Ulsterbus operate "Day Tours" to other parts of Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland shopping and to some tourist attractions; the Translink Metro service operates bus services within the Greater Belfast Area. Metro operates a number of additional routes; the service began as the Belfast Corporation Transport Department. In 1973, these services were transferred to the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company as Citybus Limited, becoming part of the "Translink" integrated network in 1995.
In 2004, Translink/NITHC announced that Citybus would be rebranded & reorganised into 12 QBCs and integrated with Ulsterbus services in the Greater Belfast area. Citybus was re-branded as Metro on 7 February 2005. Metro have a wide fleet of double deckers that consists of: 60 - Volvo B7TL/Alexander'ALX400' 24 - Volvo B7TL/Transbus'ALX400' 54 - Volvo B9TL/Wrightbus Gemini 28 - Volvo B9TL/Wrightbus Gemini Mk.2.?? - Volvo B5TL/Wrightbus Gemini Mk.3 They operate 100 single deckers in the fleet: 30 - Volvo B7RLE/Wrightbus Eclipse Mk.2 33 - Scania L94UB/Wrightbus Solar.. 37 - Volvo B10BLE/Wright Renown. Metro have a group of ten ex-Ulsterbus Goldliner coaches for use on private hire; these are new in 1999 & painted in a startling pink livery. Total - 275 Foyle Metro is a division of Translink that operates bus services in Derry; the new service was opened in August 2017 following an update of the city's bus routes and replacing some of the older buses. Foyle Metro is similar to Metro. Foyle Metro operates across 13 key corridors from the City Centre, with an additional route 14A/B/C orbiting the City's North Side from Ballymagroarty to Currynierin via Altnagelvin Hospital.
The Belfast Rapid Transit System, which became operational on 3 September 2018, is a service run by Translink. The routes are served by 30 18-metre bendy buses, branded as Glider, built by Van Hool and designed for Belfast, they feature real time passenger information, destination announcements, CCTV, free Wi-Fi, USB charging facilities, air conditioning, operate every 7-8 minutes throughout the working day. Route G1 links the Park and ride facility at Dundonald in East Belfast with the McKinstry Road roundabout in West Belfast whereas Route G2 connects the Titanic Quarter with the city centre; the service is expected to help meet the future transport needs of Belfast. Translink received criticism in 2008 from Consumer Council Chief Executive, Eleanor Gill for providing inadequate service despite raising far