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    Scania/Higer Fencer

    The demo plate was SF21 BUS, so Scania Fencer 2021 Bus, so really a vanity plate just for the purpose of the presentation. Plus if something was changed in the bus to meet PC Coaches’ spec, they would’ve had to re-register the bus. it’s all speculation on my part, though.
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    Scania/Higer Fencer

    Nothing stops you from applying vinyls on the black panels. It’s something that’s done all the time.
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    Scania/Higer Fencer

    The single-deck Scania/Higer Fencer f1 has found its first customer. The first unit was delivered today to Lincoln operator PC Coaches. Pictures from Scania UK and PC Coaches. Seeing the cyan colour trim on the outside of the bus, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is an ex-demo vehicle, as the...
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    Marseille Tramway

    Even though the front end of the Marseille Flexity trams was custom-designed for the city, it’s not really the case for most Flexity trams. You’re thinking of the Citadis, which indeed systematically offers a custom design and has no default front-end and interior styling.
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    Bus Manufacturer News & Discussion

    It wasn’t maintenance, it was a known issue - oil dripping on the exhaust - that was corrected ages ago and which affected a tiny minority of buses.
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    Northern Line Battersea Extension - Opened September 20 2021

    I'm not sure the loop is bi-directional ?
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    The Best Classic Train Design

    Desiro but no Electrostar ?
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    Trivia: What is the longest distance bus route in the world?

    The Enviro200 is in fact a midibus as it’s shorter than 12 metres. It’s not a very widely used term in the UK because there’s so many <12m buses running they’re actually the norm.
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    Trivia: What is the longest distance bus route in the world?

    Officially it’s a minibus. A bus this size but not based on a van platform is called a midibus.
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    Trivia: What is the longest distance bus route in the world?

    There is also a few legal distinctions between buses and coaches (the vehicles as well as the routes), especially regarding operational rules (driving time, the way routes and times have to be set up, etc.). So it’s not just an enthusiast’s distinction.
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    What trains exactly are unvaccinated people in France banned from?

    France doesn't check the identity of the code-owner, be it in restaurants or anywhere else.
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    What trains exactly are unvaccinated people in France banned from?

    It’s the Schengen zone, why would they check passports ?
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    Double deckers in other countries?

    The Île-de-France region has a few commuter coach routes like these that run double deck coaches - VDL Futura FDD-2s (like the one in your picture), Neoplan Skyliners, and Setra S 531 DTs.
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    questions about DB ECx

    It rather looks like a Stadler EuroDual…
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    Modern trains and modern lighting

    It is indeed a pity that we aren't using the superior capabilities of LED technology to actually have some flexibility in lighting: heat, colour, intensity, etc.
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    1972 tube stock replacement

    They also have to beat the Paris MP 59 still in service on line 11, that have been running since 1966 and still have a few more years ahead of them.

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