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Old Posted Mar 21, 2009, 4:12 PM
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Are there no double deckers at all in the US/Canada?

If no any reason why not?
Speaking on behalf of my metro, we have no double deckers because we simply have too many low railroad overpasses that do this kind of damage.

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Old Posted Mar 22, 2009, 2:31 AM
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Berlin fleet

The latest doubledecker design with 3 entrances.
The yellow color is typical for all Berlin buses.


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Victoria, BC uses them since the streets are narrow and it's too hard for the articulated to get around the corners. I think that Kelowna, BC also has double decker buses
Go Transit also uses them in the Toronto Area, and megabuses use a double decker on some of it's Toronto-New York runs.
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2009, 3:29 AM
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Most routes are serviced by these


Some routes are still serviced by these. Including most trolley routes.




These old ones occasionally get pulled out for park and ride for big events.



this thing just looks retarded
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2009, 4:10 AM
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Its even apologizing because it looks so retarded.

I think the old CAT bus color scheme here in Vegas is pretty retarded. Some of the buses still have it. Its like the late 80's are attacking.
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2009, 4:25 AM
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megabuses use a double decker on some of it's Toronto-New York runs
Megabus uses them all over. Double deckers are fairly common in the coach industry.
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Double deckers are fairly common in the coach industry.
in north america, not really.
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2009, 9:11 PM
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Er, I live in North America and see them all the time.
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From Tampa...
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HARTline (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit - Hillsborough County, Florida)


Old Livery (currently being phased out gradually):



New Livery:




New Livery for Commuter Express route:

Above images from Wikipedia user Wslupecki (public domain)

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Note from moderation: Nice photos below, but this thread is for BUSES.

From TampAGS: Sorry, I did not mean to get ahead of myself (or the thread).
I was simply going by the examples set earlier in this thread by several posts which remain unedited and include ferries, LRV's and other rail, streetcars, etc., the photos of which continue to display as they had when originally posted.



TECO Line Streetcar System

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3072/...960ed419_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/...4f34715d_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/...ae9c0d1e_o.jpg
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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/...4c3e348a_b.jpg
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Open-Air "Breezer" Car:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3448/...aa5546ac53.jpg
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ostreetcar.jpg
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Interior:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3249/...8a1c3.jpg?v=0]
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...port-Tampa.jpg
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Airside/Landside People Mover:
(In operation since 1971 - first automated people mover used by an airport)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ople_mover.jpg
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There are 2 major bus companies in Hong Kong
1.
KMB (Kowloon Motor Bus).
Since 1933, it has been serving Hong Kong.
It has 3,933 buses and about 12,000 staff, and carry about 2.7 million passengers each day on 399 routes

Its routes mainly cover Kowloon and New Territories of Hong Kong



KMB is the first franchised bus company to have put Euro IV double-deckers into service in Hong Kong


More than 70% of the buses have installed TV


Hong Kong's first air-conditioned passenger waiting lounge is situated at the Route 42C bus terminus at Lam Tin Bus Terminus.


Cyber Bus Stop ( around 20% of bus stop)


Solar-Powered Informative Bus Shelter(10%)


normal bus stop(40%)


old bus stop(30%)


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Citybus & NWFB

The information of it is quite similar to the KMB, so I will only post some pic.

[IMG]www.elvisip.com/thk/nwfb/6000/6029.jpg[/IMG]

bus stop
[IMG]johnchan.phychembio.com/simshop/bus/nwfb.png[/IMG]
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double decker in Victoria BC:

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I like the new BC transit livery better then the old:


kmb2e on photobucket

I'd say it does look better on the single level buses though, the white space on the new double deckers is a bit off.

GO's livery on their double deckers isn't bad though:


kmb2e on photobucket
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2009, 7:50 AM
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^ i'm not sure that i agree that the new livery is better. the second deck of the bus looks like it was an after thought. more space for advertising i suppose, but still for transit, plain white = boring
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I'm surprised that nobody's included buses from my hometown yet... although New York's buses really aren't that interesting with respect to color schemes. The current blue stripe on a white base is based on a design from the late 1970s which has changed very little up to this day:



It actually looks decent on the newest Orion hybrid buses -- I guess that's because of the exterior frameless windows which make the bus look a bit "sleeker".

In 2008, the MTA unveiled "Select Bus Service" (basically a half-baked "bus rapid transit" idea) on the Bx12 route, which necessitated its own color scheme to differentiate "select" buses from ordinary ones. Unfortunately, it didn't come out very well -- just a confused collection of blue waves and "+" symbols, with an oversized MTA logo (so nobody's confused as to who operates the bus, I guess...?)



Although up until a few years ago, there were a number of private bus companies operating in New York City, each with their own unique color scheme. But they've all been absorbed into the MTA, with all buses either repainted into the traditional blue and white or retired.



Photos are my own; click to enlarge.

I go to college in Los Angeles, and I'm much more impressed with the Los Angeles Metro's choice of color schemes -- their livery is simple, yet it stands out. But that's just my opinion.
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For me, not much beats the classy dark blue/light blue (navy/sky blue?) NYCTA scheme of the 70's/early 80's. Just plain handsome. Love those hubs!


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those buses look so cool and modern. they certainly don't look like the boxes on wheels most buses resemble.
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I like that model too, but ironically enough it's decades old.
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Are there no double deckers at all in the US/Canada?

If no any reason why not?
Las Vegas has the "Deuce"

http://www.rtcsouthernnevada.com/tra...euce/index.cfm
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I was wondering... what are all of the North American cities that have some form of BRT?? I'd love to see them.

I took some recent pics of Houston area busses..



You know, there's some REALLY nice new hybrids on the street. METRO is buying 100 new hybrids a year, but the newest ones are extremely nice. I've ridden the first issue--higher seat backs w/ upholstery. Much quieter inside too.


EDIT: Here's a sample of the first set of hybrids ordered;
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