747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4023 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9237 times:
The Van Hool TD 925 is the second attempt to bring a Double Deck Highway coach to the US, after The Neoplan AN122 Skyliner. Unlike the Skyliner, which was mostly was use as commuter coach for suburb to cities downtown area, the TD 925 is being use as a highway coach with Megabus. Also there is a tour company that using them for trips form Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon and one useing them for casino trip form Miami. The TD 925 is just 13 ft 2 inches high not much taller than a Prevost H series. So do you see the TD 925 becoming a success it the US?
Galapagapop From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 910 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 9232 times:
I've had the pleasure of riding one with Megabus from St. Louis to Chicago, and I must say I was thoroughly impressed, clean, quiet, and pretty darn smooth. All for $10. I certainly hope to see more in the future, not bad looking either....
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7756 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9183 times:
If communities in North America really do start to finally take transit seriously, these types of buses can be a very popular choice, especially in those many areas where rail service just isn't possible. Kelowna, BC already has a fleet of double deckers used for their daily transit services including some regional runs and they are already considered too small.
747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4023 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 9055 times:
My place of worship has MCI and Van Hool coaches. I was talking to the driver of our T2145, and he told me that there MCI buses are sent to the shop alot, but there Van Hool has not had to go to the shop yet.
Van Hool build some very well built buses. They could be close to being called a tank.
Quoting Galapagapop (Reply 2): I've had the pleasure of riding one with Megabus from St. Louis to Chicago, and I must say I was thoroughly impressed, clean, quiet, and pretty darn smooth. All for $10. I certainly hope to see more in the future, not bad looking either....
It good to hear that they are smooth. I took an AVTA Neoplan Skyliner from Flower ST in down LA to Lancaster in 1998, ( to see how it felt to rid e on a Double deck coach) and I was on the upper deck, well let's just say the ride was pretty bumpy, but I still enjoyed riding on a double deck coach.