MAN A95 (Euro 6) – First Production Batch

MAN A95 (Euro 6) – First Production Batch
MAN A95 (Euro 6)
MAN A95 (Euro 6)
Manufacturer MAN Truck And Bus
Bodywork MAN Lion’s City DD (Gemilang Coachworks)
Years in operation 2018- Present
Operator SBS Transit
SMRT Buses
Technical Data
Length 12 metre
Engine MAN D2066 LUH-51
Transmission ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B
Accessibility Low Floor & Wheelchair-accessible
Emission Standard Euro VI (EGR+SCR)

As part of the Bus Contracting Model, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) initiated further purchases of MAN A95 (or MAN ND323F) buses, on top of 122 units procured between 2016 and 2017. These are the fourth batch of MAN A95 buses to be built for the Singapore market.

The fifth batch of MAN A95 buses, with 111 units under the Euro 6 Double Decker Bus tender (PT322) will enter service from 2019.

These buses are Euro-VI compliant and are bodied by Gemilang Coachworks with the MAN Lion’s City DD bodywork. Also in compliance with new LTA specifications, buses are equipped with a suite of new features, such as Passenger Information Display Systems (PIDS) and two wheelchair bays.

Singapore adopted the Euro 6 (or Euro VI) standards for all new diesel vehicles registered in Singapore from 1 January 2018, representing the latest in emission standards. As such, new buses which were registered from 2018 had to comply with the more stringent emission standards.

The first of these buses were registered SG5921Y – SG5926J on 22 May 2018 and leased to SBS Transit. All six buses made their revenue service debut on 27 May 2018, operating on Service 851e.

Another 4 buses registered SG5927G SG5930X were leased to SMRT Buses on 1 Jun 2018, of which 2 units made their revenue service debut on Service 920 & Service 922 on 10 Jun 2018.

Basic Technical Specifications (To Be Confirmed)
Engine MAN D2066 LUH-51, 10518cc
Twin-stage turbocharged & inter-cooled
Power/torque rating of 320 hp (235 kW) @ 1900 rpm / 1600 Nm @ 1000 – 1400 rpm
Emission Standard Euro VI-compliant
MAN PURE DIESEL® Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) process and MAN SCRT Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust after-treatment process, hence requiring diesel exhaust fluids such as AdBlue. Meets the latest Euro VI emission standard.
Transmission ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B gearbox, six-speed automatic
Bodywork MAN Lion’s City DD Bodywork
Chassis built in Germany, MAN’s Lion City DD bodywork supplied and assembled by Gemilang Coachworks, licensed by MAN.
EDS Gorba imotion LED.e TOPSMART Electronic Display Sign (EDS)
Connected to a Gorba imotion CU8 controller
SG5921Y-SG5946B: 180cm (width) × 26cm (height)
SG5947Z onwards: 192cm (width) × 32cm (height)
PIDS Gorba imotion TFT.slave Passenger Information Display System (PIDS)
Two interior-facing units, one exterior-facing unit
Interior & Exterior Speakers
ADAS Advanced Driver Assistance System:
– 
Mobileye 630
– ST Engineering I-SAW-U
AFS Anti-Fatigue System:
– Guardian Seeing Machines
– TNT Surveillance SE-9
Additional Specifications Masats door systems
Denso
rear-mounted air-conditioning unit
Passenger counters at entrance and exit doors
USB Charging Ports (with covers)
Vogelsitze System 750/3 seats
Door movement area sticker
Licensed Capacity Seating (Upper deck): 57 | Seating (Lower deck): 25 | Standing: 57 = 139 total
Not including 2 foldable seats, 2 wheelchair bays

These MAN A95 buses were procured through a Negotiated contract between the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and ST Kinetics, the authorised local dealer for MAN Trucks & Buses (presently ST Engineering Land Systems). In combination with MAN NL323F (Euro 6) buses, a total of 250 buses are expected to be brought in.

Since the start of the Bus Contracting Model (BCM), the LTA has assumed responsibility for the procurement of buses. Apart from Open tenders (such as those for Euro 6 Double Deck buses, Diesel-Hybrid buses and Electric buses), the LTA had also previously purchased buses under negotiated contracts, such as 100 Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses, 176 Volvo B9TL buses, and 122 MAN A95 buses.

A projected combined intake of 250 Euro 6 MAN A95 and MAN A22 buses will be procured under this specification.

Features

New requirements imposed by the LTA for new buses include an enhanced Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) comprising LED text displays, LCD display screens and interior speakers. In addition, an exterior-facing display screen and an external speaker is included. An Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) (Some units only), driver fatigue detection system, high-definition CCTV cameras, and passenger counters at entrance and exit doors of the bus are just some of the additional specifications required by LTA.


Exterior:

The exterior styling of the bus bears mostly similar styling elements from the previous batch of MAN A95 buses, such as the large grey stripe on both sides of the bus, and a large headlamp design likely inspired from MAN Trucks. However, the fog lights have been removed and left as an indentation on the bodywork design. The livery curves on the upper deck and angled livery overlaying the rear windows makes for a more sleek design with minimal structural modifications.

The rear design features a dark area that extends from the upper deck window, subtly reducing the visual presence of large cut-out sections used for the ventilation of rear-mounted components. The placements of the rear Electronic Display Sign has also been shifted upwards. The upper signal lights are located on both sides of the upper deck rear window.

Buses registered SG5947Z onwards feature an enlarged front Electronic Display Signage (EDS) at 192cm (width) × 32cm (height), which is 12 centimetres longer and 6 centimetres taller than that installed on older units.




Interior:

Lower Deck

The lower deck of the bus features 25 permanent seats. Being a low-floor bus, the bus offers step-free access from entry/exit doors until the last row of seats. A staircase behind the driver’s cab connects the lower and upper decks.

Like most double-deck buses in Singapore, the MAN A95 (Euro 6) buses are configured with two doors: an entrance door at the front, and an exit door in the middle. The entrance doors are conventional inward-swinging leaf doors, while the exit doors are outward-swinging sliding plug doors. They are supplied by Masats S.A..

Seats were supplied by Vogel Industries of Malaysia (Model: System 750/3) in sky blue and grey, with priority seats in red. The seat covers are made of a high-friction PVC material that offers greater seating comfort over older bus seats.

As part of new LTA requirements, the bus features two wheelchair bays: one behind the front left wheel well, and the other located opposite the exit door. They each accommodate one passenger-in-wheelchair (PIW) each, and are also equipped with a USB charging port. However, seatbelts or other forms of restraint devices for wheelchairs or prams have yet to be installed.

Priority seats, which are indicated in red seat covers, occupy the first row after the exit door. However, SG5921Y does not have red seat covers for its priority seats.

Grab poles and hand grips are located on both sides of the aisle. All seats also have hand grips to provide commuters with additional support. Metal stanchion poles and handlebars, formerly finished with a smooth reflective coat, now bear a brushed metal finish similar to that first used on the MAN A95 – Lion’s City DD (3-Door) Concept Bus.

Bus stopping bell-pushes are located around the bus cabin, either mounted to stanchion poles or on the pillars in-between windows. Emergency hammers are also located on these pillars.

The seating layout at the rear is similar to the most double-deck buses configured for Singapore, with facing seats in-between wheel arches and more facing seats at the last row, which seats 5 passengers. As with all earlier batches of MAN A95 buses, headrests are not provided for the last row of seats.

Upper Deck

The upper deck of the bus is laid out in a conventional four-abreast seating, and a central aisle running the length of the bus.

Apart from a LED text display at the front of the upper deck, a PIDS display is installed above the staircase.

There are 57 seats on the upper deck. Grab poles run the length of the aisle for commuters moving around the bus. All seats also have hand grips to provide commuters with additional support.

Bus stopping bell-pushes are located around the bus cabin, either mounted to stanchion poles or on the pillars in-between windows. Emergency hammers are also located on these pillars.

Staircase

The staircase allows for passenger movement between the lower and upper decks of the bus. A seat counter (LED number display) on the lower deck displays the number of available seats on the upper deck.

The staircase is designed with two flat staircase landings (“straight staircase”), a feature common in newer buses by eliminating cornered steps.

Driver’s Compartment

The layout of the driver’s compartment is similar to previous batches of MAN A95 buses before it. However, the yellow fare collection box has been replaced with a turquoise one.

The turquoise display unit on the bottom left is the New Onboard Bus Equipment (NOBE) fare collection system controller. To the right of the NOBE is the Trapeze Common Fleet Management System (CFMS) display unit. The gear selector, door controls and the handbrake lever are located on the right of the driver. CCTV monitors transition between interior and exterior cameras of the bus when the doors are open, assisting the driver with monitoring of the surroundings.

Also new to the MAN A95 (Euro 6) buses is the Driver Anti-Fatigue System as a requirement, with the camera unit and infrared illuminator installed on the top right of the dashboard.

Additional Features

MAN A95 (Euro 6) - USB Charging Ports between seats
MAN A95 (Euro 6) – USB Charging Ports between seats
USB Charging Ports

The bus is equipped with USB charging ports (with covers) for all seats, including the two wheelchair bays. A single charging port has room for two USB cables, with an output of 1A and 2.1A.

The charging ports are located in the middle of every pair of seats for the benefit of both seat users. Previously, USB charging ports were mounted along the side panels of the bus, resulting in inconvenience for commuters in aisle seats wanting to use the charging port.

Passenger Information Display System (PIDS)

New LTA specifications demand the provision of Passenger Information Display Systems (PIDS) for commuters. The lower and upper decks of the bus have one display panel each. A third exterior-facing panel is placed near the entrance door, next to an Electronic Display that shows the bus route number.

On the first day of revenue service, all PIDS panels were non-operational.

In addition, the interior of the bus also features an LED Text Display which has yet to be configured properly but intended for showing the name of the next bus stop. They are mounted at the front of the upper and lower deck.

Wheelchair Bay

New LTA specifications also call for two wheelchair bays on new buses in line with providing for an ageing population. They also offer more standing space, as well as room for unfolded prams.

The first wheelchair bay is located behind the front left wheel well, and the other located opposite the exit door. They each accommodate one passenger-in-wheelchair (PIW) each and are also equipped with a USB charging port. Bus stopping bells are located on the adjacent grab poles.

A unique feature of these buses is the aisle-facing foldable handlebar at each wheelchair bay, for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchair. It can be manually deployed and stowed depending on the needs of the passenger.

Each wheelchair backrest contains a foldable seat that doubles as a rear-facing seat for one person. These seats do not contribute to the licensed carrying capacity of the bus.

Passenger Counter

An automatic passenger counter is installed above the front and rear doors. Also a new specification required by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), this feature enables the gathering of more accurate passenger loading data.

Miscellaneous: Information Panel

SG5926J is fitted with information stickers at the rear wheelchair bay (opposite the rear exit door). The number of wheelchair bays (one instead of two) and licensed carrying capacity are reflected incorrectly. The information stickers has since been removed in early June 2018.


Gallery (Revenue service):




Other MAN A95 Public Buses

MAN A95 (Euro 5)
Batch Registration Engine Gearbox Introduced Bodywork
Demonstrator SMB5888H MAN D2066 LUH-33 ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B 2014 MAN Lion’s City DD / Gemilang Coachworks
Production Batch 1 SMB5889E -SMB5904U 2015
Production Batch 2 SG5740C – SG5799J 2016
Production Batch 3 SG5800M – SG5920A 2017
3 Door Concept Bus SG5999Z 2017
MAN A95 (Euro 6)
Initial Unit SG2017C MAN D2066 LUH-51 ZF EcoLife 6 AP 2000 B 2017 MAN Lion’s City DD / Gemilang Coachworks
Production Batch SG5921Y onwards 2018

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10 thoughts on “MAN A95 (Euro 6) – First Production Batch

  • 19 September 2018 at 10:54 PM
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    how come the A95 euro6 dont have handgrips and top horizontal poles for pax to hold when the bus is crowded?

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  • 22 June 2018 at 1:14 PM
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    LTA should purchase a small number of A24s as well.

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    • 23 June 2018 at 6:48 PM
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      Yes. I waiting this too. And I hope fogot Citaro Facelift bendies too

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  • 19 June 2018 at 1:08 PM
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    HAHAHA the LED display has a spelling error “Bus Stoping”

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