Volgren three-door 'superbus to debut in SEQ

By: Jason Whittaker


Translink will trial a three-door Volgren-bodied Volvo artic with a carrying capacity of 112 people from Monday, January 18. Transport Minister

Translink will trial a three-door Volgren-bodied Volvo artic with a carrying capacity of 112 people from Monday, January 18.

Transport Minister Rachel Nolan inspected the first of two new low-emission diesel buses yesterday. The vehicles feature larger doors and extra Go Card readers.

"The first of two new superbuses will be trialled throughout Logan and Brisbane on South East Busway route 555 (Loganholme-Brisbane City) by Clarks Logan City Bus Service," Nolan says.

"These buses are a first for south east Queensland. They are the same length as the current articulated buses but have a smaller carbon footprint per passenger.

"We believe this vehicle configuration will improve peak busway throughput and reduce congestion and full buses."

Carrying a price tag of $750,000 each, the so-called superbuses are the newest and highest capacity buses in the Translink fleet.

Both vehicles were funded under the State Government's Urban Congestion program.

Nolan says the second superbus will be put into service in the coming months.

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