Checking out Electric Buses at the Leichhardt Depot
|Photo Transit Systems|
|Ride down Norton Street|
The project manager for the electric bus trial explained the differences between the Gas Powered Engines and the new electric buses requiring training of maintenance crew and drivers. The RMS (now Transport) also inspects the buses, on site, for Road Worthiness.
Malaysian company the Gemilang-bodied, BYD electric chassis buses are being built in Ballarat. One of these electric buses is also being trialled in Canberra.
The electric bus trial started on 1 July 2019 and was part of the Transit Systems contract with the state government, when they took over the Depot and associated Bus Services.
|Engine of Gas Powered Bus|
|Explaining the Electric Bus Engine, Photo Transit Systems|
|Outside Leichhardt Town hall,|
hearing about the challenges
of relieving drivers enroute.
The visit was timely as the Council has our draft transport strategy on exhibition until 28 July 2019.Transit systems was also keen to participate in the Footprints ecoFestival
Sunday 25 August 2019 – 11am-3pm
Whites Creek Valley Park, corner Piper and Smith Streets, Annandalewhich happens to be on the 470 and 433 bus routes on which the electric buses are currently being trialled. Electric Vehicles will be a feature of the 2019 Festival.