"From 18 metres to 24. New rules open the roads for much larger buses than those in the day rolls in Sweden."
"– It simply means that the plans we transport, says minister for infrastructure, Tomas Eneroth (S)."
"They weigh 22 tonnes, is 24 metres long and devours 120 passengers. So-called dubbelledbussar is already available on the experiments in Gothenburg and Malmö, but may soon roll over the whole of Sweden."
"In Gothenburg run Västtrafik 17 pieces of 24-metersbussar on a route through the city and out to the areas on Hisingen, where no trams go."
"– the Reason we want to use them is that they take very many passengers. These buses will take 120 people rather than 90 as usual articulated buses take. At this stage, we run femminuterstrafik, there are large passenger flows it is all about, " says Mette Ramquist, press officer at Västtrafik."
"minister of infrastructure Tomas Eneroth refers to the trials in Malmö and Gothenburg, which he believes has turned out well."
"– We do make a change that the EU has approved. It means that you can take more passengers with less emissions and less congestion in traffic, " he says."
"to put dubbelledbussar in traffic is required in the day a particular condition, but after the government on Thursday amended the Swedish vehicle act so as to 24 metres will be the normal maximum length for articulated buses in the whole of Sweden."
"– We have a special permit, valid until 2025, but for now we will not have to extend the condition, " says Mette Ramquist."
"According to Tomas Eneroth, there is a great interest for dubbelledbussar in many parts of the country and not just in the big cities."
" I know that, for example Kristianstad has expressed an interest. Then there must of course be a fairly large surface so it is perhaps not appropriate in the countryside, " he says."
"Henrik Norrman is the union shop steward at Nobina in Malmö and has experience of running dubbelledad bus for a week). He is positive to the 24-metersbussarna, although he sees room for improvement of vehicle design."
"– They are a very good to run and the mobility depends a bit on how the municipality chooses to draw the lines. But it would be good with a private entrance for us drivers. It can also be difficult to see what's happening at the back of the bus, " he says."
"the Government's decision on the amendment in the Swedish vehicle act shall enter into force on 1 may."
"a Bus with two axles 13.5 metres"
"a Bus with more than two axes of 15.0 metres"
"the Bus with the trailer 18,75 metres"
"From 1 may, articulated buses to be 24 metres. Also vehicles consisting of a bus with a trailer intended for the carriage of passengers are allowed up to 24 metres."
"Source: the Swedish vehicle act, the Government"