BREAKING: TRANSIT SYSTEMS’ will power ahead with transport innovation, delivering four brand new BYD electric buses as part of a trial within Transport for NSW’s Region 6 network, the company confirms.
Transit Systems CEO Clint Feuerherdt commended Transport for NSW on its vision to explore, create and deliver a more sustainable transport network.
“We are proud to work alongside Transport for NSW to achieve the vision to deliver a more sustainable public transport solution and look forward to welcoming our first customers on-board for a quieter and greener commute.”
Feuerherdt added that as a leading global transport company, Transit Systems is committed to exploring a range of new technologies.
“Public transport works best as a dynamic network – connecting people from A to B via the most convenient method for them. Be it electric, hydrogen, on-demand or traditional bus services, we’ll continue to invest in new technologies and ideas to ensure we are delivering the most convenient, reliable and cost effective services to commuters,” he said.
ELECTRIC BUS ROUTES
The following routes have been chosen due to their close proximity to Leichhardt depot, so that operations and performance can be closely monitored during the trial:
* Route 389 – Bondi Junction to Pyrmont
* Route 431 – Glebe Point to City (Martin Place)
* Route 433 – Balmain to Railway Square
* Route 447 – Lilyfield to Leichhardt Marketplace (loop service)
* Route 470 – Lilyfield to City (Martin Place)
The total battery capacity on the vehicle is 328kW. The Gemilang-bodied, BYD electric chassis buses use around 80kW per hour; however, the vehicle also regenerates approximately 30-40 per cent of its battery capacity through braking, depending on traffic conditions.
With ViriCity installed, Transit Systems can remotely see real-time data and historical data to assist in all aspects of the electric bus operation.
The electric buses all feature next stop systems, which provide audio and visual route and location information for customers, Transit Systems confirms. The next stop systems will be fitted and progressively rolled out to all new buses in the Transit Systems Region 6 fleet.
ABOUT TRANSIT SYSTEMS
Transit Systems currently operates domestically and internationally, with operations in New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as London and Singapore.
Photography: courtesy Transit Systems