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SBS9828X on Service 154

Overview

The Volvo Super Olympian was a low-floor double-decker bus manufactured by Volvo. It replaced the 3-axle version of Volvo Olympian. The chassis had the designated manufacturer code B10TL.

Singapore Bus Services/SBS Transit

SBS had purchased a total of 52 Volvo B10TLs between 1999 and 2001.

Demonstrator

In 1999, SBS received a B10TL demonstrator unit bodied by Volgren. It was the first first low-floor double-decker bus to be operated by SBS, and featured a new version of the Superbus livery. It was originally fitted with Mobitec flip-dot Electronic Destination Signage (EDS), which was removed in 2005.

In 2010, the demonstrator unit was burnt in a depot fire, and was retired.

Production Batch

Volgren

In 2001, SBS made an order of 51 B10TL chassis. 50 of the buses received the "CR222LD" bodywork by Volgren, which is the same as the demonstrator, and were the first buses to be delivered in the new SBS Transit livery. These buses were not fitted with any EDS until 2012, where all of them received LECIP EDS. Originally fitted with 3 speed Voith gearbox, some of the buses have it replaced by a 4 speed ZF gearbox.

PSV International/ComfortDelGro Engineering (Demonstrator)

The last Volvo B10TL chassis received a prototype bodywork by ComfortDelgro Engineering, built with kits from PSV International as a basis for the B9TLs that will be bodied by ComfortDelgro Engineering. It was originally fitted with Transit Media EDS, before being replaced with a LECIP unit in 2014.

Specifications

Volgren bodied (Demonstrator) Volgren bodied (Production batch) PSV International/ComfortDelGro Engineering bodied
Registration no. SBS9888Y SBS9800A - SBS9849K SBS9889U
Vehicle model B10TL
Quantity 1 50 1
Year 1999 2001 & 2002 2002
Period of registration 1 Nov 1999 4 Apr 2002 (SBS9800A)
17 Feb 2003 - 11 Apr 2003 (SBS9801Y - SBS9849K)
1 Mar 2005
Passenger capacity Seating (Upper deck): 55
Seating (Lower deck): 28
Standing: 42
Total: 125
Seating (Upper deck): 55
Seating (Lower deck): 27
Standing: 39
Total: 121
Engine model Volvo D10A-285
Emission standard Euro II
Power/torque 285 hp (210 kW) @ 2000 rpm / 1200 Nm @ 1450 rpm
Engine capacity 8268 cc
Transmission model ZF Ecomat I 5HP 590 Voith DIWA 863.3 (original)
ZF Ecomat I 4HP 590 (SBS9805L, SBS9806J, SBS9817C, SBS9825D, SBS9827Z & SBS9834C)
Voith DIWA 863.3
Air-con model Denso
EDS model Mobitec MobiDOT (SBS9888Y)
Transit Media (SBS9810X, SBS9889U)

LECIP
EDS controller model Mobitec Zebra 300TD (SBS9888Y)
Transit Media (SBS9810X, SBS9889U)

LECIP Driver Control Console
Seat model Vogelsitze System 400
Door model SMC Transit
Deans (SBS9889U)

Gallery

Demonstrator

Production Batch

Volgren

PSV International/ComfortDelGro Engineering (Demonstrator)

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