ADELAIDE O-BAHN ARTICULATED BUS TESTS UNDERWAY

By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Nic Benn


SCOOP: Local Adelaide bus fans are loving being at the right place, right time to luckily spot the very first Bustech-bodied articulated Scania bus undergoing testing on the city’s O-Bahn transit system, scoop pics reveal.

ADELAIDE O-BAHN ARTICULATED BUS TESTS UNDERWAY
From what ABC magazine hears, there will be further information about the tests and delivery forthcoming soon.

The keen interest is being heightened by the fact the last new Scania ‘artic’ delivered to the O-Bahn and Adelaide’s nice wide city streets was in 2013, nearly 10 years ago, trainspotters (would that be bus-spotters?) have explained. 

As ABC magazine understands, the Euro 6-emissions K360-chassis bus in action this week is one of three artics, part of a 20 bus order all due to be delivered by December, 2021.

Additionally, we understand these are the very first artics that either Precision or Bustech have ever done.

Benefits of Euro6 artics, as experts will profess, include lower carbon emissions, less noise, they help get cars off the road, and they are easier for elderly passengers to board and alight from. 

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SNEAK PICS 

When ABC asked around the bus industry traps, we were assured further information about the tests and delivery would be forthcoming soon. 

Until then, here are some sneak images, courtesy of Adelaide local Nic Benn, to get Bustech-Scania bus fans through the sleepless nights...

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