31 May '15, 11am

Service bus from the fleet of Reading Buses made history by becoming the fastest in the world

Service bus from the fleet of Reading Buses made history by becoming the fastest in the world

A big cheer went up when a service bus from the fleet of Reading Buses made history by becoming the fastest in the world. Gaining coverage around the globe, there was serious reason behind the attempt, explains Mel Holley. In its distinctive ‘cow’ livery, Reading Buses proved the value of ‘cow poo power’ by setting a world record for a service bus, using the banked circular track at Millbrook proving ground, Bedfordshire. The bus had no major modifications and went back in service in Reading the following morning. Running on bio-methane compressed natural gas, the Scania/ADL Enviro300 achieved a top speed of 80.73mph and an average over a full lap of 76.785mph. The attempt was called ‘BusHound’ in a nod to the UK Bloodhound team 1,000mph world speed record attempt. It was day of torrential rain, interspersed with sun. Says Reading Buses Chief Engineer John Bickerton: “The ...

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