Alexander Dennis opens the door to concept Enviro50024 October 2016

Alexander Dennis unveiled a concept Enviro500 full flat floor, three-door, two-staircase double decker last week at the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition (SITCE) (19-21 October).

The vehicle, commissioned by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), is the result of collaboration between the transport agency and bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL).

Exhibited at a series of ‘bus carnivals’ across Singapore earlier this year, visitors were encouraged to provide their feedback on the design of the vehicle.

The concept bus retains many of the Enviro500’s key features, with the most significant change being the third door and second staircase. The second and third doors act as the exit points, the result being an efficient, two-stream passenger flow throughout the vehicle which speeds up boarding and alighting, reduces vehicle dwell time at bus stops and enhances the passenger experience.

Inside, the vehicle has high back contoured seating, WiFi, USB charging points at all seats, mood lighting and passenger information screens.

Improvements for the driver include a comfortable, ergonomically designed seat within the spacious cab area.A large curved windscreen offers excellent visibility, and a CCTV monitor gives the driver all round clear views of staircases and exit doors for the added security of passengers.

Laura Cork

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