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(AUS)Double-decker buses to run again in Sydney

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From the SMH

Double-decker buses to run again in Sydney

August 23, 2012 - 12:23PM



Jacob Saulwick


Transport Reporter




Double-decker buses are returning to Sydney, as part of a government trial to free road space across the city.

The first bus, unveiled this morning by the Transport Minister, Gladys Berejiklian, will enter service on Monday, running routes between Blacktown and the north-west suburbs.

And seven more will start in the new year, operating routes between the city, the north-west, and the northern beaches as part of the trial to run until 2014.

For a city starved of road space during morning and afternoon peak hours, double-deck buses bring their pros and cons.


Their obvious advantage is to carry more people in the same amount of space as a regular bus.

Their main disadvantage is in the increased "dwell time", or the length of time it takes passengers to alight and board.












This particular bus is one of a couple of trial buses. The other lives in Queensland. They're known as the Bustech CDi. It's fitted with a Cummins ISL engine.



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