Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Guided Busways

image credit: Michael Coghlan

Guided buses combine the elements of both bus and rail systems to achieve a new mode of transport that is faster than regular buses because they don't have to share congested public roads, and cheaper than rails.

The buses are fitted with special guide-wheels that engage the short vertical kerbs on either side of the guideway. These guide wheels push the steering mechanism of the bus, keeping it centered on the track.

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