Elevated Buses Unveiled In China

The new Congestion friendly buses are being taken out for a test drive

The Elevated bus idea was first thought to be a crazy concept which would never be seen on the roads has actually been built.  The company behind the anti-congestion project are taking it on a test drive through the streets of Qinhuangdao in the Hebei province.

The elevated  bus, also known as the 3D Express Coach, was designed by Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Company.

The height of the bus is 4.5 m (14.8 ft), 22 meters(72ft) long and 7.8 meters(25.6ft) wide. The tunnel underneath the bus will be able to accommodate for vehicles of up to 2 m (6.6 ft) in height to pass through.  

Elevated Bus
Elevated Bus, CCTV News/Youtube

The elevated bus has the maximum speed of 60 km/h (37 mph). The bus featured will be able to hold 300 passengers, there are other versions which are reported to be able to hold up to 1200 passengers.

The bus has been issued to be deployed this year in five big cities in China, first beginning with Qinhuangdao, soon after moving onto Nanyang, Shenyang, Tianjin and Zhoukou, later in 2016



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