Lori Zimmer

World's Largest Bus: China's 300 Passenger Youngman JNP6250G Set to Serve Beijing and Hangzhou

by , 01/17/12

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China has made a momentous step forward for public transportation by unveiling the world’s largest bus – the Youngman JNP6250G. The megabus Superliner is 13 meters longer than regular city buses, and it can transport up to 300 passengers in a single trip. A fleet of the new buses will make up the Bus Rapid Transit service in both Beijing and Hangzhou, where populations are high and urban living creates great demand for public transportation systems.

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The Youngman JNP6250G has not one – but two – accordion ribbed joint sections, giving the megabus flexibility and the ability to bend around corners. Thanks to the ribbed sections, the bus can turn at the same radius as a regular city bus. The sprawling bus is 82 feet long, and its top speed is only around 50 mph. While other methods of green transportation are faster, the megabus hardly crawls down the highway. Inside, the megabus is much more comfortable and also more wheelchair friendly. The aisles are widened for navigability, and a pavement level step makes wheelchair boarding much easier and faster. 40 regular seats line the bus, and five doors make it easy to enter and exit the vehicle.

The new bus is designed to meet the demands of the heavily populated country that has places to go. The BRT will even have its own lane in local highways, creating another incentive to use public transportation rather than waiting in traffic in your own car. The Youngman JNP6250G is a great public transportation solution that has been geared up to meet the world’s ever-growing population.

+ Youngman Bus

Via Springwise

 

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5 Comments

  1. Seller57C January 31, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Megabus? Here is the link to their site ~ http://www.megabus.com.

  2. cityzen January 23, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Not exactly something new; just slightly bigger.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bi-articulated_bus

  3. wlynx January 23, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Sorry, but what “World’s Largest Bus” means? Here in my city the buses are 91 feet long? (http://digitaljournal.com/article/305170) These buses usually carry up to 250 passengers, but 300 passengers in a smaller bus just means more crowded for me.
    ps. Here there are exclusive roads for these buses. Not mixing with cars. That would be disastrous…

  4. ChronoX5 January 23, 2012 at 3:39 am

    When your buses reach a capacity of 300 people wouldn’t be time to invest in a light/heavy rail system? I thought China’s government had more then enough money for infrastructure improvements.

  5. a2e January 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I’ve seen those ugly things… they are the public transport on Mexico City locally known by the name “Metrobus”. Both, the routes and the service, is terrible at rush hours and insufficiently almost at any other hour. Cannot carry the amount of travelers that previously used other routes now cancelled by the system.
    There have been several accidents on this transport there, even when the speed of the vehicle is rather slow which makes evidently its lack of maneuverability. Makes me wonder how this 150% larger version could be an improvement on anything.

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