A bus ( /ˈbʌs/; plural "buses", /ˈbʌsɨz/, archaically also omnibus, multibus, or autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry passengers. Buses can have a capacity as high as 300 passengers. The most common type of bus is the single-decker rigid bus, with larger loads carried by double-decker buses and articulated buses, and smaller loads carried by midibuses and minibuses; coaches are used for longer distance services. Bus manufacturing is increasingly globalised, with the same design appearing around the world.
Buses may be used for scheduled bus transport, scheduled coach transport, school transport, private hire, tourism; promotional buses may be used for political campaigns and others are privately operated for a wide range of purposes.
Horse drawn buses were used from the 1820s, followed by steam buses in the 1830s, and electric trolleybuses in 1882. The first buses powered by internal combustion engines were used in 1895 and this is still the most common power source. Recently there has been growing interest in hybrid electric buses, fuel cell buses, electric buses as well as ones powered by compressed natural gas or bio-diesel.
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... Street Route Communities Landmarks Notes Falls Road Maryland Avenue to Schalk Road No ... Part of route of bus routes 27 and 60 ... Served by bus routes 1, 5, 6, 8, 10, 20, 23, 36, 40, 48, 91, 150, 160, Light Rail station Lexington Market and Metro Subway stations Charles Center ...
... rollsigns restored to be authentic to a specific time in the bus's actual history ... buses are quite old or even vintage, in some cases relatively new examples of a bus type can enter restoration ...
... Shing Mun Tunnels Bus Interchange (Chinese 城門隧道轉車站) is a major bus interchange in Hong Kong ... Most bus routes that span Sha Tin and Tai Wai and Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, and Tsing Yi pass through Shing Mun Tunnels and make a stop at the bus interchange ... The bus routes that stop at Shing Mun Tunnels Bus Interchange are KMB Routes 40X, 43P, 43X, 46P, 46S, 46X, 47X, 48X, 49P, 49X, 73X, 248P, 263, 269D, 273C, 273P, 278P ...
... Safeguard currently operate three bus routes ... Routes 4 and 5 run in opposite directions, linking Park Barn with Guildford town centre, and since July 24, 2010, Safeguard have run Merrow Park and Ride route 300 ... with Arriva, however from 23 May 2010 the two companies agreed that Arriva would wholly run route 3 and Safeguard have complete control over the 4 and 5 ...
... Bus Route Destinations Fare (Non-Air-Cond.) Fare (Air-Cond.) Westbound stop Eastbound stop 40X Kwai Chung Estate Wu Kai Sha Station -- $8.7 43P Tsuen Wan West Station Hong Kong ...
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