3-Door MAN A95 buses to serve Bus Service 334 from end-Jan 2021

The latest 3-Door MAN A95 (Euro 6) buses will start service with Tower Transit Bus Service 334 from end-January 2021.

In April 2019, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) procured 50 units of the MAN A95 (Euro 6) double-deck bus, configured with three doors and two staircases for smoother boarding and alighting.

These 50 buses were procured under Contract PT342 for ~S$30 million. In total, 100 three-door diesel buses were procured, with Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) fulfilling the other half of orders with its Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (3 Door) buses. The ADL buses are expected to commence revenue service from the 2nd Quarter of 2021.

Differences between the ADL and MAN 3-door buses are discussed here.

Due to design constraints arising from modifying the existing MAN A95 bus chassis as a three-door bus, the passenger cabin is not fully-low-floor. Alighting from the rear door requires passengers to descend from two steps.

In addition, the passenger aisle near the third door is raised by one step, and the additional headroom required on the lower deck protruded into the upper deck, necessitating a unique upper deck rear seating layout with side- and rear-facing seats.

As with all new buses, the 3-Door MAN A95 buses are equipped with:

According to information first released by Zaobao (later corroborated with other news sites), these buses would be rolled out on Bus Service 334 by the end of January 2021. Information regarding Bus Service 334 was not included in LTA’s press release.


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25 thoughts on “3-Door MAN A95 buses to serve Bus Service 334 from end-Jan 2021

  • 24 January 2021 at 11:52 AM
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    Next should order 50 more SD @ DD from Volvo see how they desigh

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    • 25 January 2021 at 2:06 PM
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      @Pubg Honestly LTA should not order anymore buses for now. Look how many excess buses they currently have!

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  • 17 January 2021 at 4:16 PM
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    Are they dumb or dumb? Ngl even Yutong E12 would be a better bus to use for feeder services than double-decks!

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  • 15 January 2021 at 11:08 AM
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    Plain awful design. Only 67 seats for the 3-door A95s as compared to 82 seats for the 2-door variants. That’s a whopping 18.3% reduction in the seating capacity and about 10% reduction in overall capacity in favour of ‘better passenger flow’. Even comparing it to SG5999Z, this bus is still a massive downgrade. All because of some bullshit new 12.5m regulation by LTA. Agree with the other comments, just buy articulated buses for feeder services if they’re really concerned about passenger flow and dwell time, if not just stick to the conventional 12m 2-door variants for all new bus orders.

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    • 17 January 2021 at 12:35 AM
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      We also don’t ask for many bendy buses but to supplement those high flow short feeder service and Airport service too.If wanna go three doors DD might as well go for 13m..With more standing space

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    • 19 January 2021 at 11:43 PM
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      I think we can, and we should, stop ordering DDs for the next 15 years (yes, one lifespan) and focus on getting bendies to replace the outgoing B9TL CDGE and subsequent batches of DD bus that’re gonna say bye bye. Seriously, we’re literally oversaturated with them and we don’t have good places to plonk them in! DDs are good for express and superlong trunk (e.g. 66 but somehow TTS decided Shitaros all da wae) which don’t have *that* high a passenger flow that’ll cause problems but for shorter services which the majority of buses take on here bendies are ideal for the “high-capacity” role. And not to mention bendies themselves have an overall higher capacity than DDs.

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  • 14 January 2021 at 6:51 PM
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    Don’t think LTA is stupid enough to give all 50 to TTS.Most probably 15 the most..And guess what they might send back 20 B9TLs SG plate to storage.LTA is already nonsense ever since those elite join them.BCM is fine but again look at the number of dead mileage bus service.Bendy buses for them is a bane when they actually perform better for feeder service rather than DD.The LTA got high number of ex-SBS bus fans also.

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