18 Jan '11, 5am

SMRT Buses to roll out full low floor buses from March: SINGAPORE: SMRT Buses will introduce 10 new full low-flo...

SINGAPORE: SMRT Buses will introduce 10 new full low-floor buses from March as part of its fleet renewal programme. This follows positive feedback on the Mercedes-Benz Citaro bus, which was put on a six-month trial in March last year. The majority of passengers agreed that the full low floor of the bus made it a safer ride for them. Meanwhile, SMRT Buses has also put on trial two environmentally-friendly buses. One is the first diesel-electric hybrid bus made by Chinese company, Zhong Tong. The bus uses up to 30 per cent less fuel and emits up to 30 per cent less greenhouse gases, making travel on public transport even greener. It will be on a six month trial from tomorrow on Service 106, before being put on Service 945 from April. Another full low-floor bus from German manufacturer, MAN, is undergoing a one year trial.

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