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Re: Post real bus pictures and videos here!

Postby Se7en » 07 Dec 2018, 19:27

Always enjoyed night time bus rides :D :emoji41:

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Love this Mercedes dashboard, especially the green backlight on the gauges and radio!
Kind of hard to see because of the interior light, but looks awesome in the dark!
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Re: Post real bus pictures and videos here!

Postby CDMC » 07 Dec 2018, 19:51

that steering wheel cover has some pretty good wear on it :D
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Re: Post real bus pictures and videos here!

Postby Maxidyne » 07 Dec 2018, 20:25

Green is soothing for the eyes at night. You don't see it that much any more. Even Skoda has ditched it on the gauges. Only the centre console is green illuminated.

That steering wheel cover is worn to the bone. Nice looking bus, thanks for sharing Se7en!
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Re: Post real bus pictures and videos here!

Postby Alex » 08 Dec 2018, 00:29

Love driving with green backlight (Saabs have got it xD)

Night time rides are the best for sure, nice pics!
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Re: Post real bus pictures and videos here!

Postby Se7en » 15 Feb 2019, 21:02

Very nice weather today, time for some bus pics! :emoji38:

Merkavim buses enjoying the sunset:
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New vs. old livery on the Apollos:
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Mars vs. Tourismo:
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And the Tourismo - it deserves a separate pic! Still love to ride in these buses, even though they are getting older. They should be due for a general overhaul and a new paintjob.
Some white Tourismos already got the new colors, while these beige ones just got partial bodywork repairs, which you can notice by the missing squiggles here and there.
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Re: Post real bus pictures and videos here!

Postby CDMC » 15 Feb 2019, 21:20

those volvo badges look strange when there is no sqare around it, for example like on the car grills :D
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Re: Post real bus pictures and videos here!

Postby Maxidyne » 16 Feb 2019, 10:35

They look very well maintained. What I wonder about is this: are these buses used for local public transport? Because these type of coaches are used here for long distance, like holiday destinations. We have these for regional public transport:

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And these for city public transport:

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And these are used for long distance between cities:

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Re: Post real bus pictures and videos here!

Postby CDMC » 16 Feb 2019, 12:18

they look like are for long distance and not for local city driving
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Re: Post real bus pictures and videos here!

Postby Se7en » 17 Feb 2019, 17:16

They are mostly used for public transport on defined bus lines. Tourismos have been used for long distance journeys in the past, bus as they got old and replaced by newer buses, they are driving on shorter bus lines.
For example, that bus line "Čačak-Knić-Kragujevac" the Tourismo above is driving on is about 55 km in one direction. They also regularly drive to the capital, Belgrade, which is 135 km away from my city.
Apollos are still used for those long distance drives, though they are getting older as well. Most of the time, buses used for those holiday destinations and long drives are the Volvos 9500/9700 and the new Temsa HD13.

Mars buses are used mostly for regional transport around the neighboring cities and villages. Though they can be seen on the bus line to the capital city as well, but not often. Main reason for that is the number of seats. They have 55 seats, so not that much leg room considering the bus length of 12 m. Usually buses of that length have 45 to 49 seats.

And the Mercury city buses are used, well, on city bus lines. :D They are low floor with a lot of standing places, so they don't leave the city.
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Re: Post real bus pictures and videos here!

Postby Alex » 17 Feb 2019, 22:08

Keep the pictures coming! Do you ever video the long trips? Love watching the scenery go by in a new place!
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