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 fulfilling the other half of orders with its Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (3 Door) buses. The Alexander Dennis buses are expected to commence revenue service from the 2nd Quarter of 2021.

Main Article: 3-Door MAN A95 (Euro 6)

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

  • 12 January 2021 at 6:51 PM
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    Just wait and see TTS send back a few SG B9TL back to storage.

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  • 12 January 2021 at 5:02 PM
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    Deploy on trunk routes will be a sensible choice.

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  • 11 January 2021 at 7:39 PM
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    Is LTA actually serious? Why do they chuck all the new environmentally friendly buses with USB charging ports on feeder services or shortest trunk routes? Nobody would charge their phone for just a few stops. Especially this type of bus with higher capacity than other DDs should go on a long trunk service or express service instead.

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    • 12 January 2021 at 3:55 AM
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      Should deploy on long trunk routes ie:
      97, 143 or 106.

      Not on short feeders though!!!!

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    • 12 January 2021 at 6:16 AM
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      Main purpose is to replace bendy buses but again 12.5m design cant do very much.We see how it goes.For long distance feeders like 240,334 and short trunk service is reasonable.

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      • 12 January 2021 at 9:52 PM
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        No weird double decker buses can replace the super efficient layout of bendy buses such as the A24s and citaro Gs, still not solving the main problem which is the increased crowding at the lower deck of the DD when nobody is willing to go up due to the short distances involved, even the difference in dwell times compared to a standard double decker will be minimal despite spending extra money on the second stairs and third door.

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    • 12 January 2021 at 1:33 PM
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      Slowly take time, it’s just a new start.

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  • 11 January 2021 at 5:19 PM
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    Source say TTS & GAS will have 12 units each while SBST & SMRT take 13 units each.

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    • 12 January 2021 at 6:53 AM
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      Where did you read that from?

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    • 12 January 2021 at 3:27 PM
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      I hope they deploy on 5 is so crowded sometimes

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      • 12 January 2021 at 6:50 PM
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        5 stay with normal DD better..Long journey

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  • 11 January 2021 at 4:38 PM
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    334! My home service

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