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

  • 14 January 2021 at 5:49 PM
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    This would not have happen in the past were new or special buses would usually be deployed on either trunk or express routes. And instead of a feeder it could have atleast been deployed on service 49 ,66, 97, 98 ,106 or 143 for tower transit.

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  • 13 January 2021 at 9:08 PM
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    I think tower transit will be privileged with the a95s so it might be given full 3 door a95s to Tower Transit , Enviro 500 3 doors might be for GAS , SMRT and SBS Transit .

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    • 15 January 2021 at 12:14 PM
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      Don’t think so. Each company should be getting almost equal numbers of these buses (Assuming 12+12+13+13).

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  • 12 January 2021 at 10:07 PM
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    Damn LTA got big brain, go and put the 3 door DD on a route where people are mainly going up at the interchange and going down in the residential areas, when this bus is designed for simultanious large volumes of people going on AND off the bus at the same bus stop with the double single-directional staircases…
    I actually thought LTA will be smart enough to put it on routes such as 88 and 72 where such is observed, to have significant enough improvement in dwell times, well I guess I was wrong about that.
    After all those poor investments they have made over the years, bendy buses still show themselves as very practical and useful on a daily basis on routes with high demands where people make short journeys compared to the nonsense they had done over their years of reign, just look at how well the A24s perform on 858 and them being stubborn not buying more bendy buses for 858 and instead forcing the operator to put single deckers. Also I haven’t mentioned the countless buses that are still on order (batch 5 A95s) or are sitting pointlessly in depots (A22 euro 6s)…

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  • 12 January 2021 at 8:18 PM
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    I hope like this
    TTS>41,189,334 & 945.
    GAS>17,43M,83 & 359.
    SBST>19,240,254 & 291.
    SMRT>302,913,964 & 983.

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