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BYD buses in Victoria London

Postby 1of55 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:20 pm

On a visit to London recently I traveled on a BYD fully electric bus, 507 - Waterloo station to Victoria bus station. They have been running on this route since 2013 and are very well suited to the stop start progress towards the destination, as the traffic congestion is horrendous in spite of a congestion zone tax on other vehicles. When it did get a clear run to around 30 MPH I thought the motors were quite noisy and certainly not as smooth and quiet as the Optare Metrocity on route 312 which I travelled on in 2015.
(https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... ads-routes)
The bus can travel up to 250km (155 miles) on a single four or five hour charge - sufficient to operate for a full day without the need to recharge
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BYD from rear seat.JPG
A view from the back seat looking to the front of the bus. Each seat has a USB socket on the back.
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The passenger internal information display. The display alters as the bus progresses along the route, clearly showing the next stop and also has an audio announcement.
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BYDfromfront.JPG
The floor is flat to the back of the centre door entrance and then requires passengers to go up steps to the seats at the back of the bus. The bus has 21 seats and room for 73 standees.
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BYD Victoria station oct 2019.JPG
BYD Route 507 at Victoria Station
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