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    Lisbon, PT
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    If going to US, the buses of my choice would be the D60HF, D/C40LF and D60LF, LFS and LFS Articulated, Orion V CNG and 3-axle buses (notabily the Prevost X3-45 and MCI D4500).
    In Europe, I prefer some modern buses (Volvos, Scanias, MBs and some Setras), but I am focusing in old ones, because of the history that gives to the public view, specially AECs, Leylands, Volvos, some MANs and Scanias.

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  1. Well, I decided to put NanohaBus for sometime out, and begin a new project: JeanneBus! This fictional bus company is located in the fictional town of Orleans de Cima (mix of rural France and suburban/rural Portugal) and does service to its neighbour towns and villages around. The company has 8 lines, all (apart from the Rede Nocturna Lines and of the shuttles) centering in the Orleans de Cima's central bus terminal. They're: 526: Orleans de Cima (Terminal) - Carnide (Estação Ferroviária) via Marseilles and Olivais (duration: 40 minutes per each destination); 541: Orleans de Cima (Terminal) - Torres de Vaucouleurs (Praça Baden Powell) via Odivelas and Alto do Granadeiro (duration: 30 minutes per each destination); 551: Orleans de Cima (Terminal) - Jura (Hotel) or Jura (Estação) via A26 highway, Conchas, Paço de Alvalade, Domremy, Alvito e Torrinha (duration: 50 minutes per each destination - some buses may end at Torrinha (Centro) at the rush hours); 593: Orleans de Cima (Terminal) - Pinhal Velho (Bombeiros) via Charité-a-Nova and Moleirinha (duration: 25 minutes per each destination); N26 (Night): Pinhal Velho (Bombeiros) - Carnide (Estação Ferroviária) via Orleans de Cima (Terminal) and Olivais (duration: 30 minutes per each destination); N51 (Night): Torres de Vaucouleurs (Praça Baden Powell) - Jura (Estação) via Orleans de Cima (Terminal), A26 Highway, Conchas and Torrinha (duration: 45 minutes per each destination); ST1: Jura (Estação) - Torrinha (Faculdade) via Estrada Nacional 346-2 (duration: 20 minutes per each destination); ST2: Carnide (Estação Ferroviária) - Carnide (Zona Comercial) via Avenida Melo Antunes (duration: 15 minutes per each destination); Their fleet is quite modern for the services they provide in the region: It is composed mostly of Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses: 10 Setra S 419 UL-GT with ZF Ecolife 6AP1700B transmissions (buses used only on route 551 except at nights); 45 Setra S 415 UL with ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B transmissions (buses used on the rest of the routes and on 551 at night); 10 Mercedes-Benz Citaro C2Ü with Voith D864.6 transmissions (buses used on the shuttles ST1 and ST2); 5 Mercedes-Benz O 350 Tourismo RH with Mercedes-Benz 9GTronic transmission (buses used for excursions and charters);
  2. NanohaBus had some detoured routes across the locations where the climate strike protests were made (Cascais, Lisbon, Sintra, East Loures, Setúbal, Almada and Barreiro). NanohaBus also provided a 75% discount on fares for all passengers, independently if they went or not for the protests.
  3. And there's a winner, after a long decision making: The Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Super-Lo, which will have the following specifications: Cummins L9-380 Euro 6 engine; ZF Ecolife 6AP2000B transmission; A single sheet front door and a dual sheet rear door, with door mechanisms provided by Masats SA; Approximatedly 59 seats, all Fainsa Punt; 1 Esteban Totem for Wheelchair; Wheelchair ramp; Michelin XZE2 305/70R22.5 tires; Hanover Displays Full Colour LED sign on all displays; New Sign Solutions (NSS) interior display with accoustic and visual information; Rear-facing camera and monitor; Wi-Fi and USB ports for all passengers; Driver protection cabin. These new buses will be used on the NanohaBus-PTT's Moita/Montijo-Lisbon and Sintra/Mafra-Lisbon express routes, increasing their capacity by 25%. NOTE: This is a special version of the Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Super-Lo created for a group of European intercity bus companies (including a division of Arriva and Connexxion in Netherlands, and ALSA in Spain) which NanohaBus is part. NanohaBus wants also to apologise for this long decision. However, NanohaBus wants to thank TriStar Bus and Kashiwazaki to participate on this bid.
  4. Okay. NanohaBus will add a third competitor in this RFP, which can be the Euro-spec EL4500. The company will also demoing the EL4500D on the two routes mentioned (first on the X950, and later on the X902) with the E500 SuperLo and the ANDROMEDA. Small note: The Enviro500 SuperLo which ADL sent to NanohaBus has a Cummins L9 Euro 6 engine and a ZF Ecolife 6AP2000B transmission.
  5. Okay. Competition will be tough, however, since NanohaBus is inclined towards the Enviro500 Super-Lo, since the company is already a customer of Alexander Dennis Ltd (they purchased Enviro500 Go-Anywhere to NanohaBus-PTT). So, let the demonstration of the Kashiwazaki's ANDROMEDA and ADL's E500 Super-Lo happen. There'll be two routes which these double-deckers may run: - X902 - Between Sesimbra (Centro) and Lisbon (Baixa) via ER3, A2, Alcântara and EN6 (ANDROMEDA) - X950 - Between Setúbal (Av. Luisa Todi) and Lisbon (Marquês Pombal), via EN10, A2 and Amoreiras (E500 SL) They will certainly run with them for a week, after that they'll change within each other for another one. Alexander Dennis Ltd already send their demonstrator of the E500 Super-Lo, as of 13th November.
  6. Okay. NanohaBus-PTT will request a ANDROMEDA DD demonstrator bus (if that is possible) for testing purposes (another bus which will be tested in the competition for the double-decker express buses order is the Alexander Dennis Enviro500 SuperLo). I wonder how the Kashiwazaki will perform in commuter service environment. The ADL E500 SuperLo is actually good, but I hope that the Kashiwazaki bus is as equal or much better.
  7. It is possible for Kashiwazaki Coaster to produce a LHD a model of the ANDROMEDA bus for NanohaBus-PTT (with either Mercedes-Benz OM471 or Volvo D11 as the engine)? Is because the company became recently interested on the bus, for their Lisbon-Setúbal/Sesimbra express routes, which had a exponential growth in the recent 6 months. NanohaBus News: New Barreiro-Moita and Barreiro-Moita-Lisbon express routes LISBON, PT - 1st November 2018 -- Due to the populational growth of this particular sub-region of the Setubal district, new routes were commissioned to attend the demand for bus service within the region and from the region to Lisbon. The first route created is the 764, between the Barreiro Ferry Terminal and the centre of Moita, via Lavradio and Baixa da Banheira. The route is operated by NanohaBus-PTT and runs on New Flyer XD40 buses. Operates between 05:00 and 00:30 from Moita to Barreiro and between 06:00 and 01:30 from Barreiro to Moita, everyday. The second route created is the 773, between the Barreiro-A CP station (Forum Barreiro shopping Center) and Coina Railroad Station, via downtown Barreiro and Palhais. The route is also operated by NanohaBus-PTT and runs on New Flyer XD40 buses. Operates between 05:00 and 20:00 from Coina to Barreiro and between 06:00 and 21:00 from Barreiro to Coina, also everyday. The next route is the 780, between the centre of Penteado and Seixal Ferry Terminal, via Moita, Alhos Vedros, Baixa da Banheira and Barreiro (crosses the new Seixal-Barreiro Causeway). The route is operated by NanohaBus-UTC and runs on TriStar ML40D buses. Operates weekdays between 05:00 and 23:00 from Penteado to Seixal and between 05:30 and 00:00 from Seixal to Penteado, and weekends between 06:30 and 23:00 from Penteado to Seixal and between 07:00 and 00:00 from Seixal to Penteado. An express route was also created, the X744, which runs between Barreiro and Lisbon (Oriente CP Station), via Baixa da Banheira, Alhos Vedros, Moita, A33 and A12 motorways. The route is operated by NanohaBus-PTT and runs on Prevost X3-45 buses. The route operates daily between 06:15 and 23:00 from Barreiro to Lisbon and between 06:45 to 00:00 from Lisbon to Barreiro.
  8. And after the XD60s, here it comes the XD40s... Only for NanohaBus-PTT, now. NanohaBus-PTT wraps three New Flyer XD40 with a special livery themed Re:Zero: Ram & Rem Twin Maids LISBON, Portugal - August 28th, 2017 - /PRNewsWire/ - NanohaBus International (NYSE: NBUS) subsidiary NanohaBus-PTT announced that has wrapped three New Flyer XD40 Xcelsior standard-length, 40-foot buses (equipped with frameless windows, Cummins ISL9-280 engines and Allison B400R gearboxes - Fleet numbers: #7002, #5110 and #8122) also themed in the two twin maids of Re:Zero (Ram & Rem). The design of the wraps is similar to those existent in the Re:Zero Ram and Rem-themed XD60s, but with a surprise in the third bus: A hybrid of the both characters (left side: Rem, right side: Ram). The bus which has the Ram-themed design will go to the Eastern operations (COP 2) and the one with the Rem-themed design will go to the Western operations (COP 9). The hybrid version will be destined to both COP 7 and COP 9. A list of the wrapped buses will follow: #7002: Ram-themed, the interior remained the same - will be on service on the routes 254 and 277 by the weekend; #5110: Rem-themed, the interior remained the same - will be on service on the routes 943 and 956 by the weekend; #8122: Hybrid Ram/Rem-themed, the interior remained the same - will be on service on the routes 703 and 922 by the weekend; The bus was choosen because, likewise the XD60s, was the one which looked the best in the testings. The New Flyer XN40 Xcelsior CNG bus may be the next to be wrapped in the Ram & Rem Twin Maid liveries.
  9. NanohaBus-PTT announces a order for 100 Prevost X3-45 Commuter Coaches and 50 MCI D4500CTs, to replace 100 MCI J4500 LISBON, Portugal - July 14, 2017 - /PRNewswire/ -- NanohaBus-PTT, a subsidiary of NanohaBus International (NYSE: NBUS) announced today a order for 100 Prevost X3-45 commuter coaches and 50 MCI D4500CTs, which will replace 100 MCI J4500s inside the NanohaBus-PTT. Those J4500s, after a major refurbishment, will replace the MCI-Dina G4500s inside Greyhound Lines PT, which will be retired due to their constant problems which they have. Another reason why the J4500s will be prematurely replaced is because they are not suitable for transit-style operations, and because their duty cycle is already compromising their reliability, in our opinion. Here is some of the specs of the buses: 100 Prevost X3-45 commuter coaches (place of manufacturing: Sainte-Claire, QC, Canada & Plattsburgh, NY, United States): Volvo D13 EPA 2017 engine; Allison B500R 6-speed automatic transmission; 55 Compin-Fainsa Gala seats (two of them retractable for wheelchair space); Bi-fold front entrance door (already present on NanohaBus X3-45s); Wheelchair lift; USB charging ports & free Wi-Fi service (NanohaBus NetCoach); Konvekta KK60U underfloor air conditioning system; Mizuno LED displays (already retrofitted on NanohaBus X3-45s); Alcoa aluminum rims (already present on NanohaBus X3-45s); Michelin XZE2 315/80R22.5 tires; NSS (New Sign Solutions) internal accoustic & visual stop information; 50 MCI D4500CT commuter coaches (place of manufacturing: Pembina, ND, United States): Cummins X12 EPA 2017 engine; Allison B500R 6-speed automatic transmission; 55 Compin-Fainsa Gala seats (two of them retractable for wheelchair space); Bi-fold front entrance door; Wheelchair lift; USB charging ports & free Wi-Fi service (NanohaBus NetCoach); Konvekta KK60U underfloor air conditioning system; Hanover Displays multi-colour LED display on the front, monochromatic LED display on the rear; Alcoa aluminum rims; Michelin XZE2 315/80R22.5 tires; NSS (New Sign Solutions) internal accoustic & visual stop information; Those buses will be delivered between September 2017 and May 2018.
  10. NanohaBus-PTT's (non-COP 10) MCI J4500s are stated to be replaced with either MCI D4500CTs or more Prevost X3-45s commuter coaches mostly because of those problems (the NanohaBus-PTT's X3-45s are doing better, thank god). Plus, it seems that the J4500 is not suitable for transit-style commuter express routes like NanohaBus-PTT has (not talking about the COP 10 routes). NanohaBus is planning to reworking the electric circuitry & use them to replace the latter-built G4500s which both NanohaBus-PTT COP 10 and Greyhound Lines PT have in the fleet and replace the units inside the NanohaBus-PTT COP 1, 4, 5 and 9 with proper commuter coaches (either D4500CT or X3-45) will suit much better to the recommended duty cycle of the J4500 coach.
  11. NanohaBus has also buses themed in the Re:Zero twin maids (Ram & Rem), but they're two New Flyer XD60 (#8329 and #Z433) articulated buses, which in their interior, looks like any other XD60 in NanohaBus-PTT or NanohaBus-UTC, much because they're urban buses, which will still have more cycles of operation than those two AeroQueens, in my opinion. NanohaBus (then-Elfen TH) chose the XD60 because it looked nicely with the design of the New Flyer's Xcelsior line of buses (but I think that NanohaBus could also do it in the XD40 bus too).
  12. NanohaBus goes ahead with the conversion of the 60 ML 40Cs into TS 45Cs (with the changes mentioned). Gives more time to train the personnel with one of the current unit, in order to be ready for the buses when arrive.
  13. If these ML 40Cs will create problems for retooling from the ML series to the RE series, NanohaBus will change the order to 60 TS 45Cs (if the line is still open) with suburban seatings & some little changes. Apologies for any troubles. Here it is the final specification for the TS 45Cs for NanohaBus: TriStar IBES-G CNG EPA 2017 engine; ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B 6-speed automatic transmission; 50 Isrighausen/Esteban Civic V3 (planning to have 40 standees); Wheelchair elevator; 1 Esteban Totem for Wheelchair; VAPOR front pneumatic doors, rear electric doors with door locking system to avoid unwanted entrances on the bus; Konvekta KK 60T air conditioning system with KK60CT compressor; Michelin XZE2 305/70R22.5 tires; Hanover Displays Full Color LED sign on front display, Monochromatic LED on others (right side and rear); New Sign Solutions (NSS) interior display with accoustic and visual information; Rear-facing camera and monitor; Driver protection cabin.
  14. NanohaBus-PTT moves: New 209 timetable & order for 60 TriStar ML 40C with suburban seats and 40 New Flyer XD60s LISBON, Portugal - June 28th 2017 - /PRNewswire/ - NanohaBus (NYSE: NBUS) company NanohaBus-PTT announced today a new timetable for the route 209 (between Lisbon (Campo Grande) and Parque das Nações Norte OR Moscavide (Metro)). This new timetable reflects the demand changes for the route, which have suffered a slight decline, due to the fact of the 211A having now a frequency increase for all periods. However, the route continues to use the New Flyer XD60 buses at the weekdays and TriStar TS 45D buses at weekends. carreira209horario1a.pdf - Eastbound timetable carreira209horario2a.pdf - Westbound timetable Another news are the orders for 60 TriStar ML 40Cs for replacing the Orion V CNG buses, which come from Foothill Transit of California (allocated to routes like the 319, 536, 556 and 382), which have already some years in the road. The specification of the buses is: TriStar IBES-G CNG EPA 2017 engine; ZF Ecolife 6AP1400B 6-speed automatic transmission; 45 Isrighausen/Esteban Civic V3 (planning to have 40 standees); Wheelchair elevator; 1 Esteban Totem for Wheelchair; VAPOR front pneumatic doors, rear electric doors with door locking system to avoid unwanted entrances on the bus; Thermo King ATHENIA 1100 air conditioning system with X430 compressor; Bridgestone R297 305/70R22.5 tires; Hanover Displays Full Color LED sign on front display, Monochromatic LED on others (right side and rear); New Sign Solutions (NSS) interior display with accoustic and visual information; Rear-facing camera and monitor; Driver protection cabin. Another order is for 40 New Flyer XD60s, which will replace the Van Hool AG300s which will be relocated to UTC Algarve. The specification of the buses is: Cummins L9-330 EPA 2017 engine; ZF Ecolife 6AP1700B 6-Speed automatic transmission; Wheelchair ramp; 46 ISRI/Esteban Urban 90 seats (planning to have 103 standees); 3 doors: MASATS 028b pneumatic door in front, 029g electric in the two exit doors; Konvekta KK 80T air conditioning system - with KK80CT compressors on the two bodies; Mizuno multi-coloured LED displays; Frameless windows and a rear window; Michelin XZE2 305/70R22.5 tires with Alcoa aluminum rims; New Sign Solutions (NSS) internal accoustic and visual bus stop announcers. Both orders were authorised by the CEO and have deliveries to occur between the end of 2017 until mid-2018 (TriStar ML 40C) or between the early 2018 to mid-2018 (New Flyer XD60). All of the buses will be some of the first ones to offer both free Wi-Fi (NanohaBus NetCoach) and USB charging ports. carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf carreira209horario2a.pdf carreira209horario1a.pdf
  15. Elfen TH changes the name once again, is now called NanohaBus LISBON, Portugal - June 22nd, 2017 - /PRNewsWire/ - NanohaBus Holdings is what the company which was once Elfen TH will be called from June 24th, 2017. The decision was approved by the Board of Directors on June 19th, 2017. This will mark a new era on the company, which dates back from 1935, when was called DTPR (Divisão dos Transportes Públicos Rodoviários de Lisboa). UTC will remain as the name of three companies: NanohaBus-UTCB&C (NanohaBus-PT), UTC Angola and UTC TIM. However, Aki BC and Elfen TS-PT will merge into one single company: NanohaBus-PT. This changes prompted a livery renewal on the bus fleet which will be completed by January 2018 (is already 45% complete). The newest buses for NanohaBus-UTCB&C, the New Flyer XD60 will carry also the new livery too. So here is the list of what will change after June 24th: - Elfen TH Portugal => NanohaBus-PT Aki B&C and Elfen TS-PT => NanohaBus-PTT (merger result) - L1/L12/L123 passes are still valid (except on COP 10 operations) UTC Bus & Co. => NanohaBus-UTCB&C - Intermodal passes not allowed Elfen TS-Lisbon => NanohaBus Lisbon Bus Services - Elfen TH Overseas Operations => NanohaBus Overseas Operations UTC Angola (unchanged) (Angola) Elfen TS-AO => NanohaBus-AO (Angola) UTC TIM (unchanged) (Mozambique) Elfen Lied Nassau County Bus => NanohaBus Nassau County Bus Services (U.S.) Elfen TH New Jersey Bus => NanohaBus New Jersey Bus (U.S.) - UTC Algarve (unchanged) - Greyhound Lines PT (unchanged) This was the ultimate result of the streamlining of our day-to-day operations. Every company which does business with NanohaBus was already notified of the decision of our company to change the operating name, with TriStar and New Flyer being the first ones to be notified.
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