30 Jun '13, 7pm

'..a 24m-long 164-passenger €800,000 (£680,000) Van Hool ExquiCity bi-articulated' - #BorisNightmareBus

'..a 24m-long 164-passenger €800,000 (£680,000) Van Hool ExquiCity bi-articulated' - #BorisNightmareBus

The press in Barcelona have dubbed it the macrobus. It is a 24m-long 164-passenger €800,000 (£680,000) Van Hool ExquiCity bi-articulated. And it’s thought to be the first to feature a hybrid drive, a Siemens drive linked to an MAN engine. Similar vehicles have been delivered to Metz, in France, but Barcelona’s TMB is the first operator to put one in revenue-earning service. It’s running on an 11km-long cross-city service, the H12, which for most of its length uses the Gran Via, which is mostly straight. That, says TMB’s press director Oriol Pamies, is one of the reasons it was chosen. The service has a 7-minute frequency throughout the day and is run by 19 artics, a mixture of Mercedes-Benz Citaros and Iveco CityClass models running on CNG. These can carry 148, so the ExquiCity offers a capacity increase of just over 10 per cent. The three-section articulated bus has four ...

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