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W Mids drops 24-metre buses plan for Sprint BRT corridors


Andrew Forster
15 September 2017
24-metre bus plan axed
24-metre bus plan axed


Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) has abandoned plans to introduce extra-long buses on its proposed Sprintbus rapid transit routes.  

TfWM had been seeking special derogation from the DfT to use 24-metre articulated vehicles on the first Sprint route along the A456 Hagley Road between Birmingham city centre and Quinton, to the west of the city (LTT27 Nov 15). 

Buses in the UK are typically no more than 12 metres long, though articulated buses are 18 metres. The European General...

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