Double decker buses for route 151 August 8, 2008Posted by hafizbam in Deployment Updates, Something New.
Tags: bus 151, double decker bus
Next in line to receive double decker buses this year is the 151, running between Hougang Central Interchange and Kent Ridge Terminal within the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus in Kent Ridge.
What’s unique is that instead of just normal double decker buses, the 151 received four of SBS Transit’s latest Volvo B9TL wheelchair-accessible double deckers which apparently turned out to be the only double decker model suitable in navigating the hilly terrain along Kent Ridge Crescent.
What’s more unique is that according to reliable sources, these four B9TLs (namely SBS 7313C, SBS 7318P, SBS 7383A and SBS 7466U) came about as a result of some form of intervention by the LTA (even before they officially take over the role of route planning come next year).
Nevertheless, in just a few months, the fleet of buses deployed on route 151 has changed drastically, from the noisy Volvo B10M MkIIs which have been phased out, to the current latest Scania K230UBs and Volvo B9TLs. If this doesn’t satisfy the kids at NUS who have long been complaining about this bus service, I don’t know what else will.