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Buses in Chile


vorellanaj

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Good evening, I will show to us some of buses you can view in Chile. Most of them are imported from Brazil.

 

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I only show 5 images in this moment. If any would to like to view more, please leave any post. 3 of them are buses used in long-haul routes, Irizar PB of the image was used in medium-haul routes and the articulated is used only in Santiago metropolitan area.

 

Note : All the images were taken by me.

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Quick question, how come you guys dont import any Mexican buses like DINA , etc ?

 

In South America, carriers businessmen don't import DINA chassis nor engines, it's not profitable because in Chile there aren't any distributor of sales and spare parts nor a lot of qualified mechanics to repair them. The same case happen with European buses (Van Hool, Neoplan, german Mercedes-Benz, Ayats). :)

 

Main Brazil bodyworkers in Chile are Marcopolo, Busscar , Irizar (the parent company is in Spain), Comil, Caio. The chassis are made in Brazil by the companies Mercedes-Benz , Scania, Volvo, and in minor proportions Volkswagen and Agrale (this last two used MWM and Cummins engines, both are made in Brazil)

 

Greetings from Chile.

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Are very few, there're three (more important only) : Metalpar , Inrecar and "Carrocerias LR". The reason are very expensive labour.

 

They only make buses for urban and rural areas, in case of LR, only for Metropolitan Concepcion.

 

Greetings from Chile.

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Santiaguino o no? I'm half Chilean and half Peruvian but I ttake more of the chileno side. I've gone to chile as much as I can. I will be goin back in december and can't wait to go back to my neighborhood of El Cerro Baron in Valparaiso. Glad to see I'm not the only Chilean. I do miss the old buses of Valparaiso which were mostly Mercedes-Benz 11XX series. Those were awesome. Viva Chile!

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Santiaguino o no?

 

I'm not "Santiaguino", but I often go to Santiago. I'm living in Concepcion, 320 miles southern Santiago.

 

Buses in Valparaiso were changed a lot. All Mercedes-Benz 111x series were withdrawn for use. 7 years ago the last 1113 was retired and today, some of them are scrapped. They were replaced by smaller buses, mainly Mercedes-Benz LO series. Today, the system is called TMV ("Transporte Metropolitano de Valparaiso"). Trolleybuses continue active in service.

 

I can't imagine who I'm not the unique Chilean in this forum. ;)

 

Greetings from Chile.

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Santiaguino o no? I'm half Chilean and half Peruvian but I ttake more of the chileno side. I've gone to chile as much as I can. I will be goin back in december and can't wait to go back to my neighborhood of El Cerro Baron in Valparaiso. Glad to see I'm not the only Chilean. I do miss the old buses of Valparaiso which were mostly Mercedes-Benz 11XX series. Those were awesome. Viva Chile!

 

Yeah, ¡Viva Chile! I know a few Chileans myself here in the city... :cool:

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