Archive for July, 2010

Five Stars King Long coaches

July 27, 2010

PA8680P :
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PC8680D :
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Both are King Long XMQ6127K, registered on the same day 18 Jun 2010. XMQ6127K is the latest model to be sold in Singapore. The special feature of these coaches is the orange line on the middle of the coach body which is lit up by many small LED lights at night.

Official launch of SBS Transit’s new buses

July 21, 2010

Tuesday 20 July, Boon Lay bus interchange saw the arrival of two new buses which were placed on trial by SBS Transit. One is a Higer fuel cell bus and the other is a Sunlong SLK6121UF14H hybrid bus. SBS Transit will carry out one year trial of these environmentally friendly buses. The Higer was launched at NTU earlier in the morning by some VIPs before leaving NTU for Boon Lay interchange. The Sunlong was officially launched at the bus interchange by the same group of VIPs.
The Higer will be used as an internal shuttle for Youth Olympic Village next month and after that, it will be used on route 179 and 199. Two of the Sunlong hybrids will be used on route 185.
Higer bus leaving Boon Lay interchange, this was the same bus which was undergoing trial on Saturday 10 July at NTU :
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Sunlong bus leaving Boon Lay interchange :
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SBS Transit fuel cell bus

July 13, 2010

Singapore’s first fuel cell bus went on trial last Saturday at NTU campus. When this picture was taken at one end of the campus, drops of rain began to fall and very soon it was pouring, although the sun was still shinning :
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On the other side of the campus where this rear shot was taken, the sun was shinning brightly, not a single drop of rain :
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This bus was jointly developed by Nanyang Technological University and China’s Tsinghua University. Chassis was built by Kinglong Suzhou Higer in China. The bus will be used as a NTU campus shuttle during the August Youth Olympic Games.
Body design : ugly! It is like wearing a permanent frown on the forehead above the windscreen. Wish the body builder could design something nicer.

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Old bus terminus – Redhill

July 7, 2010

This is the location of the terminus at Redhill Close :
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Only ABC 41 and 41A terminates at this location. All the flats around Redhill Close have undergone upgrading and new facade added :
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Another view of the roadside terminus :
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41 uses full fleet of Albion Vikings, some new, some ex-Hock Lee Amalgamated Bus. Although route 41A is a variation of route 41, the initial fleet of 41A is very different, majority of which were elderly Albion Victors and Vulcans. These old buses were eventually withdrawn and replaced by new Albion Vikings and a small number of Ashok Leylands.
This terminus closed down after a few years of use when the routes of both 41 and 41A (then re-numbered as 44) was amended.

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