First BusWay vehicles based on MercedesBenz Citaro G Articulated…

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First Bus-Way vehicles on Mercedes-Benz Citaro G Articulated Bus Now in French City of Nantes

• 20 gas-powered Citaro articulated for Nantes (France)


• The first have been in regular since 6 November 2006

• tram-style design inside and out

• gas drive with Mercedes-Benz M 447 engine

STUTTGART — 23, 2006: Since November 6, anyone waiting for the number 4 bus in could be forgiven for thinking a tram has turned up in its place. In what they are actually at is one of the most cutting-edge articulated buses in Europe. The new vehicles are of Bus-Way, an innovative transport developed by the Nantes municipal The concept is based on Mercedes-Benz buses with natural gas and a special, tram-inspired interior and design. The weekend of 4-5 November saw the ceremonial launch of the first of unique buses. The Nantes is made up of 24 boroughs which forces to implement a plan to the region and its economy. A key part of the involves upgrading local transport.

Bus-Way is the first joint in Nantes and is designed to promote bus use and transport routes. In total 20 articulated buses were for the number 4 route, and these now the 15 stops along the eight-kilometre between Nantes and Porte de in less than 20 minutes. The key behind the new concept are protecting the and ensuring the smooth flow of The project not only involves the of the new Mercedes-Benz buses but also the of dedicated bus routes which are from other traffic.

The Citaro articulated bus, is painted in iridium silver black and yellow highlights, the observer inside and out. The side profile of the 18-m Citaro G is highly distinctive. The panelling extends above the of the vehicle, and this fake extension means that the gas on the roof are almost completely from view.

To ensure the design continues across the section, the bellows have extended upward to correspond the new roof height. The long extension of the wheel-arch trim on the and rear axles and the double-glazed, green-tinted side windows the perfect illusion of a tram. the hallmarks of Bus-Way are instantly The attention is drawn first to the wood ceiling trim the central aisle. The recessed LED divide the interior into distinct areas by colour: the is illuminated in yellow, the centre in and the rear in blue. Polished LED uplighters at selected window round off the special lighting All of the grab handles on board a distinctive Bus-Way design, from ground stainless tubing, curved at the top and bottom and a non-slip matt surface in the used by passengers. The dark seats, with their design, have a hollowed, backrest. The shape is reflected in the wheelchair rest.

The entire interior is video-monitored. Six monitor the entrances and exits, the area and the wheelchair spaces at the The driver’s work-place is totally from the passenger compartment. The accesses this “driver’s via the first wing of the door. A separates this entrance from the entrance for passengers, who the vehicle via the second wing. To access easier for passengers restricted mobility, door 2 and 3 are fitted with truncated When the fold-and-slide doors are by the passenger the ramps automatically within two seconds. The new-design bus which have been by 270 mm, ensure virtually level for passengers.

In addition to the usual route and destination display, the Citaro G further passenger information: are four illuminated route map at ceiling height, four TFT screens and four LED-lit panels, offering Bus-Way extra information, advertising and

The Bus-Way Citaro is powered by a M 447 hLAG natural gas engine an output of 240 kW (326 hp). The compressed natural gas (CNG), is at 200 bar in the eight tanks on the roof of the These have a combined of 1,520 litres – sufficient for a working day. Gear are made via a six-speed automatic

Route 4 is a public transport which combines the advantages of the with those of the bus. The new line from Nantes to de Vertou has involved creating a bus lane along the entire Those responsible for the Bus-Way hope that it will inner-city congestion and create the transport link between districts and the city centre. At the three tram lines cover the route to the city carry around 240,000 a day, primarily commuters. It is that around 25,000 a day will use the new Bus-Way route 4 to into the city centre. The project has attracted a great of attention in France – it is seen as an approach to the question of growing needs and is therefore being monitored throughout the country.

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