Van Hool TD925 Astromega

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Van Hool TD925
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Years of manufacture 2005 to 2014
Length 13.1 or 13.3 metres
Width 2550 or 2600 millimetres
Height 4 metres
Power/Fuel Diesel
Van Hool TD925

The Van Hool TD925 Astromega, part of the Van Hool T9 range, is a double deck coach that can accommodate up to 81 passengers. It was introduced in 2005 and replaced the TD924. A version of the TD925 was made available for the North American market in 2007. This version has the more standard 102 inch-width and more pronounced bumpers. In addition, the tail lights used were sourced from Hella and shared with the C2045.

The European TD925, including the right-hand-drive version, was replaced by the TDX25 in late 2011. The North American TD925 was replaced by a version of the TDX25, known as the TDX, in 2015.

ABC Companies introduced a TD925 refurbishment program in May 2015. Included are conversions to recreational vehicle or open-top sightseer known as the TD925 Sky Deck. The roof is removed and the top deck is stripped. Weatherproof seats and finishes are installed, as well as a drainage system. The recreational conversion is available with an open deck at the rear of the second level as well as a "Race Deck" on the roof of the front portion with collapsible roof railing. Refurbished buses may feature the updated TDX front end.[1]

Specifications

Operators

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Demonstrator and engineering units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
2008 YE2DG11B782042318 Cummins ISM ZF 12AS2301BO
  • Blue with green and white stripe and TD925 lettering
  • Features destination sign
Van Hool TD925 Astromega Demonstrator-a.jpg July 2008 YE2DG11B992042354 Cummins ISM ZF 12AS2301BO
2009 YE2DG11B992042371 Cummins ISM Allison B500R
  • Metalic olive green
  • Features glass roof and destination sign
  • Sold to Sightline Tours as 81130
2010 YE2DG11B4A2042380 Cummins ISM Allison B500R Features destination sign
2010 YE2DG11B0A2042389 Cummins ISM Allison B500R Features destination sign
2011 YE2DG11B6B2042401 Cummins ISX11.9 Allison B500R

References

  1. New ABC Double-Deck Refurbishment Program Delivers Extended Service Life. Press release. 13 May 2015.