For those of you who aren't sure of Luxembourg's location it is a tiny country surrounded by France, Belgium and Germany, population of 563,000 of which a quite staggering 46% are immigrants - and UKIP think we have a problem!
|Where Luxembourg is positioned in Europe|
Luxembourg Transport Network
To describe Luxembourg's public transport system in one word, that word would be... colourful!
As you know Luxembourg's capital city shares the same name of the country itself.
There are no trams or trolleybuses anywhere in Luxembourg although there is plans to implementation of trams by 2017.
The network of bus services within the capital city is co-ordinated by the municipal authority. Some of the buses are operated by the municipal undertaking, others by private operators. A number of Luxembourg's city bus routes are operated by more than one company.
The latest colour scheme for Luxembourg's city bus network comprises multi-coloured stripes.
Buses carrying the Multiplicity name are operated by the municipal undertaking, but the livery is also worn by some vehicles provided by private operators.
A number of buses belonging to private operators wore their own operators' liveries.
Single-deck buses proudly proclaiming their hybrid credentials along the streets.
The diversity is amazing that you won't be surprised to spot a wide variety of vehicles such:
Standard single-deckers buses
Standard double-deckers buses
Buses run from 06:00 to approximately 24:00, depending on the service. Each bus stop has timetables and maps covering the entire Luxembourg network.
We'll start with an easy one - a line up of Volvo 7900 Hybrids
|You see what they mean about the livery!|
|Not sure about that livery - looks like a caravan!|
|Answers please! Make and model!|
|Any idea what this is? I'm guessing I probably wouldn't like it!|
|You have no idea how much I want this to be real! pic (c) Keith McGillivray|
Sadly the Borismaster above isn't real. it is one of Keith McGillivray's incredible pictures.and is a digital creation. I am grateful to Keith, who has given his permission to keep the image up. many thanks, Keith, and you can access his Flickr page, that i cant recommend highly enough here.
Look out for part two coming soon - including the dinkiest bus you have ever seen in your lives!
I think that the double-artics are by Vossloh Kiepe and Hess. They've been around for about 5 years, apparently there are some more on order. I'd never heard of them - they might not work quite so well on narrow country lanes in Norfolk and Suffolk ...ReplyDelete
P.S. I'd love the Boris Bus to be true. However the Carris in Lisbon, having significant British funding and management, did have a lot of "mirror-image" buses, such as AEC Regals, Regent IIIs and Vs, Guy Arabs, Fleetlines and Atlanteans. All gone now though!ReplyDelete
P.P.S. There's a lovely photo of a Lisbon AEC Regent III decker next to Ipswich's very own ADX1 o the "Carris 255 Preservation" group's website!ReplyDelete
Think it's time to get a passport !! Just as long as they let us back in lol !! Yes the Boris is a mock up but as Andrew says wouldn't it be nice......hmmm there's a song there somewhere lolReplyDelete
The double bendy bus is a van hool AGG300 we saw some in BelgiumReplyDelete
The small bus is Heuliez GX 127 Heuliez is part of irisbus
That's great, Dom - thanks very much mate. Don't worry I have much harder challenges coming up soon!Delete
The Borismaster is one of Keith McGillivray's creations - lots more on his Flickr site, but this one may appeal:ReplyDelete
Oh if only! I'm gutted it's not real but thanks for clearing it up - I'd better get on to Keith and ask him for permission to keep the image up.Delete
Hang on harder challenges??? Will this require thinking ? Can we get a team up for Steve's blogger challenge lol and can we answer from a location of our choice......ReplyDelete
Mate you can answer them from wherever you have a signal - be that on top of a mountain, a bus or on the throne!!Delete
Was thinking more of the temple that is the troll cart lolDelete
Just imagine the Borismaster twin rear wheels for the Asian marketReplyDelete
Now that is positively indecent!Delete