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Volvo launches the world’s largest bus; 30m, 300 passengers

Volvo launched the world’s largest bus chassis at the FetransRio exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Volvo is a leading supplier of buses for high passenger capacity transport systems, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The new biarticulated chassis, Gran Artic 300, is 30 meters in length and can carry up to 300 passengers.

The new Gran Artic 300 has been developed in Brazil especially for BRT systems—high demand transportation systems where buses run on dedicated lanes. The bus will be able to carry up to 30 passengers more than the preceding model. One biarticulated bus of the model replaces three standard vehicles.

At the FetransRio exhibition, Volvo also unveiled a new 22m articulated chassis, Super Artic 210. In addition to the higher transportation capacity, 210 passengers, it is equipped with five doors. The extra door facilitates boarding and alighting and also enables a better passenger distribution inside the bus. The vehicle is built on only three axles.

The high-capacity buses reduce the number of vehicles operating in the bus corridors, leading to an increased average speed of the system as well as reduced emissions.

Volvo has delivered more than 4,000 buses to the BRT-systems of Curitiba, Bogotá, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Santiago de Chile and San Salvador.

Comments

mahonj

That's a big bus.
Hopefully works better than this one ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68dTwJNvE1E

HarveyD

Using more 300 passenger buses (short of ADVs) may be the best way to reduce the number of reluctant ($128,000/year) expensive drivers and reduce the total operation cost and traffic jams.

Of course, future automated drive e-buses, could do even better!

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