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Three gas-engine buses pass a test drive in Chelyabinsk

In the test mode, buses of two more companies-applicants for the supply of cars for the city fleet run through the streets of the city. For trial production enterprise "Public transport" transferred buses medium and large capacity brands and MAZ LiAZ.

Modern low-floor buses are equipped with economical and powerful engines on gas fuel, comfortable passenger seats, folding chairs, a spacious area with seat belts to accommodate a wheelchair or a baby stroller, an information Board with a running line, modern air conditioning with a mode of operation for heating and cooling the cabin and the driver's cab. In machines Lyase also provides a usb device, double glazing, CCTV with recording function and data storage in "cloud" storage. In addition, all buses are equipped with a GLONASS system and tachographs that control the movement of the machine on the road: its speed, route, compliance with the driver's traffic rules, as well as his work and rest. One of the important factors affecting the possibility of purchasing a particular model of bus is its availability for people with limited mobility: wheelchair users, passengers with prams, the elderly.

"In General, the inside of the bus is quite comfortable and spacious. The ramp itself is safe and with powerful mounts. The rise and exit is comfortable, but provided that the bus comes close to the bus stop complex. Unfortunately, I often have to deal with the fact that the driver can not drive close to the site. Or snow interferes, or motorists who throw the cars directly at a stop to reach a booth", - the Chelyabinsk public man moving on a wheelchair notes, Nikolay Olkhovsky.

During the run-in, the bus company will be able not only to check the technical,economic and operational characteristics, but also to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a particular bus model. But it is already clear that environmental friendliness and accessibility of transport for persons with disabilities is a priority for manufacturers.

"It is necessary to test the buses in real conditions, now the machines are working on the 64 route that passes through the whole city. Accordingly, the passenger traffic is very high, there is simply a need for large capacity cars. The final decision on the purchase will be taken on the basis of our impressions, taking into account the opinion of Chelyabinsk. The first competition for the purchase of new buses should be held this summer, in 2019 it is planned to purchase the first 60 buses on gas-powered fuel", - said the chief engineer of "Public urban transport" Sergey Belov.