Trams don't jerk at all Mal, you should know that!
Matthew, Transdev at Taren Point is getting one of the Volgren BYD electric
buses that are on their way from Melbourne. The other two Sydney ones are
going to Transdev Mt Kuring-gai and another one to Transdev Brisbane. All
of the electric bus purchases to date are by private operators (Transit
Systems is buying even more). Not all metropolitan contract buses are being
supplied by TfNSW. They've only been testing demonstrators, not purchasing
them, but encouraging the operators to purchase their own. (Contrary to my
earlier post, it turns out that Transdev Victoria is hanging onto their
existing Volgren BYD after all.)
On Tuesday, 6 April 2021 at 17:43:16 UTC+10 Mal Rowe wrote:
> On 06/04/2021 15:55, 'bblun...@yahoo.com' via TramsDownUnder wrote:
> You probably don't realise how rough bus travel can be until you take the
> same trip in a tram.
> That's a good point,
> My experience was of the opposite change - having been a tram commuter to
> work for many years, in the last of my working years I changed offices and
> took a bus (the so-called premium SmartBus on Melbourne's route 903).
> After falling on my backside twice in the first week I realised that
> riding a bus is a bit like climbing a ladder - always have three points of
> Mal Rowe - who prefers a vehicle that only jerks in one direction.