富豪B9TL Volvo B9TL

新捷運於二零零五年向富豪購入二百架富豪B9TL,成為車隊中以至新加坡,首批能夠接載輪椅乘客的低地台巴士,雖然在此之前新捷運已經引進富豪超級奧林比安及B10BLE,丹尼士三叉戟及Scania L94UB等低地台巴士,但不同香港的是,這些巴士都是被標誌為低入口巴士,不但沒有位置供停放輪椅,上下車門更設有扶手,並不利便輪椅甚至手推車上落巴士。隨著富豪停止生產超級奧林比安,新捷運亦引進其後繼車種B9TL,車身選配了同集團康福德高設計的車身,成為隊中最後一架超級奧林比安後,第二款採用本土車身的雙層巴士,動力則來自一台歐三標準的富豪引擎。首架富豪B9TL於二零零六年二月十五日投入21號路線行走,隨後更多B9TL獲安排到不同路線服務乘客。由這批B9TL開始,新捷運重新於雙層巴士車尾上層增設玻璃窗。

二零零九年,新捷運再次向富豪訂購一百五十架B9TL,除了配用歐五排放標準引擎,車身採用英國Wright出品,除了樣板車,其他新車於新加坡裝嵌,不單止是新加坡首批Wright車身巴士,更成為首批於英國以外裝嵌的Wright車身巴士。這批配置Wright Eclipse Gemini 2車身的B9TL由二零一零年十一月陸續投入服務,跟香港九巴購入的同款新車,最大分別在於新捷運的Wright車身B9TL採用曲樓梯,而新捷運於二零一零年九月增購多三百五十架Wright車身B9TL,用作替換利蘭及富豪奧林比安,以及增強車隊運載能力。第二批B9TL隨於二零一一年十一月投入服務,而第二批訂單中,由第三十一架車開始下層佈局有所不同,以增加低地台空間。

至於首二百架富豪B9TL中,除了SBS7440T於二零一零年三月宏茂橋車廠火警中焚毀退役,其餘B9TL仍活躍於新捷運車隊中,並且於二零一一年開始陸續裝上電子路線牌。踏入二零一二年七月,新捷運公佈新車訂單,富豪成功奪得五百五十架B9TL訂單,而車身仍然由Wright一手包辦,除進一步鞏固富豪在新捷運車隊的位置,亦令這個配搭成為新加坡的其中一個標誌。

SBS Transit ordered 200 B9TLs from Volvo in 2005 and this is the first batch of "Wheelchair Accessible Bus" in both Singapore and SBS Transit. Though SBS Transit already introduced Volvo Super Olympian and B10BLE together with Dennis Trident, Scania L94UB super low floor bus, there are no any parking space for wheelchair and even additional handrails at both entrance and exit. As the Super Olympian ceased to production, B9TL become it successor in SBS Transit fleet. The bodywork of this batch Euro 3 emission standard B9TL was designed and bodied by ComfortDelgro Engineering under the same group, DelGro Group. The first B9TL entered service with route 21 on 15, Feb., 2006 and the other B9TLs started to serve passengers on different routes subsequently. Starting from this batch of Volvo B9TL, a rear window was introduced again on the rear of upper deck.

SBS Transit placed an addition order for 150 Euro 5 emission standard Volvo B9TL with Wright bodyworks in 2009. Except for the demonstrator, all Volvo B9TLs were assembled locally. This batch of Volvo B9TL not only the first Wright product in Singapore but also the first to be assembled outside UK. All these Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied B9TLs commissioned in Nov., 2010 and the major difference between the same model operated in KMB, Hong Kong, spiral staircase is fitted. Further order made in Sept., 2010 with 350 Volvo B9TL with Wright bodyworks was placed, as a replacement for the aging "Super Bus" and enhanced the carrying capacity of the fleet. The second batch of B9TL gradually entered service since Nov., 2011 and from the 181th Volvo B9TL onwards, the low floor area is increased as a result of the modification of the lower deck layout.

At present, the ComfortDelgro bodied B9TL actively in different routes of the SBS Transit networks except SBS7440T was deregistered after a fire at Ang Mo Kio depot. Electronic route display was fitted on this batch of B9TL to provide much detail route information. From Jan., 2013, SBSTransit will start to receive 1000 new buses and 550 of the new bus ordered was Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL, It is believed that Volvo still play a very important role in SBS Transit with 1200 Vovlo B9TLs operated and the combination of Volvo and Wright would become one of the symbol of this Asia's garden city.

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Volvo B9TL Euro 3 with ComfortDelgro bodywroks [ back to top ]

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Volvo B9TL Euro 5 with Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodywroks [ back to top ]

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SBS7616D之上層車廂
The interior of the upper deck of SBS7616D

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