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World's Longest Transit Bus Route


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  • 8 months later...
On 2/16/2017 at 6:34 PM, Swadian said:

For the purpose of determining type of vehicle, we will use the official US legal definition of over-the-road-bus (aka OTRB, Reisebus, or motorcoach), as "a bus characterized by an elevated passenger deck located over a baggage compartment". Any route operated, even occasionally, by a vehicle fitting such a definition, even if the "baggage compartment" is fitted with CNG or hybrid equipment, is disqualified.

Anything else counts, including cutaway shuttle routes, so long as it operates at least every weekday. The route does not have to be operated by a public agency. We have to count private operators because many countries have private transit operators. Because we have to count private operators, we cannot OTRBs, as that would qualify multi-day intercity routes.

Scotland Stagecoach North East Route 10 is not operated by a public agency, but because its vehicles fit the definition of OTRB, it cannot be counted.

I was going to nominate one of the Eastern Sierra Transit routes out here, but because their longest two routes do not operate at least every weekday, they have been disqualified.

I am not sure whether tourist routes that operate only on weekends should qualify; what do you guys think about this in particular? I guess they should?

What type of vehicle is the PostBus 960x Lienz - Innsbruck operated with? I only found a picture of a Setra.

Not familiar with the rest of the world, but in Canada:

Cold Shot's Edmonton-Peace River route runs every weekday and uses a cutaway shuttle.  About 500km.

For something using an actual transit bus (ie. a bus designed to allow standing passengers):

Simcoe County LINX has a Barrie-Penetanguishene route which is about 50km.  Their fleet consists of Alexander Dennis Enviro200 and Grande West Vicinity midibuses.  Not sure which are usually assigned to this route, though.

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On 1/24/2022 at 6:02 PM, Lu Haobang said:

Not familiar with the rest of the world, but in Canada:

Cold Shot's Edmonton-Peace River route runs every weekday and uses a cutaway shuttle.  About 500km.

For something using an actual transit bus (ie. a bus designed to allow standing passengers):

Simcoe County LINX has a Barrie-Penetanguishene route which is about 50km.  Their fleet consists of Alexander Dennis Enviro200 and Grande West Vicinity midibuses.  Not sure which are usually assigned to this route, though.

What about Toronto to Vancouver when Greyhound was still around? That one is like 3000KM? Is there a NYC to LA route? That would exceed that. 

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2 hours ago, Shaun said:

What about Toronto to Vancouver when Greyhound was still around? That one is like 3000KM? Is there a NYC to LA route? That would exceed that. 

The OP is about a transit bus route, and the definition proposed for this excludes motorcoaches (any vehicle with under-floor luggage.)  Based on that definition, Greyhound, GO Transit, etc. wouldn't count.  As was commented earlier though, that definition is definitely debatable; it's just something fun to think about.

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On 1/23/2017 at 12:26 AM, patfromigh said:

There is one in Crimea, it is a trolleybus route that is 86km long. Someone made a documentary about it ( 52thetrolleybus ). One of the coaches was blown up by an artillery shell in January 2015. It was most likely Russian backed militias, but I wouldn't put it past the Koch brothers doing something like that either.:ph34r:

As far as I know it is not a route within the city and intercity and passes through 3 cities is Simferopol, Alushta and Yalta (source: this website). His feasibility study was developed in 1953-m, as in the first Crimea at that time was a kind of nature reserve (in order to take care of the environment) and secondly it is quite a mountainous terrain in which the trolley bus with its many climbs and descents will cope better than the bus. This line was made according to the Italian example and was planned to be significantly longer than the Italian line and to be 96 kilometers long. 

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