Images of New Scania K-Series bus to be operated by RapidPenang

TRANSIT was invited to visit the Scania plant in Shah Alam to take a look at one of the two prototype buses of Rapid Penang’s new fleet.

For some background information, Prasarana and RapidPenang have ordered 200 of these fully accessible buses, which are based on a Scania K-Series chassis which has a longitudinal engine design.

Scania K-Series chassis buses have been operating in Singapore for some years as the government has moved to make the bus fleet 100% accessible.
Scania K-Series chassis buses have been operating in Singapore for some years as the government has moved to make the bus fleet 100% accessible - image courtesy of Wikipedia

TRANSIT took as many photos of the bus as possible during our visit to Shah Alam and we include a few of these photos below for your interest.

Interior of the RapidPenang bus facing the rear - image courtesy of Scania
Interior of the RapidPenang bus facing the rear - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia
Full view of the Driver's station - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia
Full view of the Driver's station - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia
A close-up view of the Driver's station - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia
A close-up view of the Driver's station - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia
Exterior view of the bus showing the wheelchair ramp - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia
Exterior view of the bus showing the wheelchair ramp - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia
View of the wheelchair docking station - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia
View of the wheelchair docking station - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia
Accessibility issues consultant Judy Wee tries out the ramp in Singapore - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia / Rapid Penang
Accessibility issues consultant Judy Wee tries out the ramp in Singapore - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia / Rapid Penang
Accessibility issues consultant Judy Wee trying out the ramp at a test in Singapore - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia / Rapid Penang
Accessibility issues consultant Judy Wee trying out the ramp at a test in Singapore - image courtesy of Scania Malaysia / Rapid Penang
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6 thoughts on “Images of New Scania K-Series bus to be operated by RapidPenang”

    1. @Superman

      RapidKL purchased buses much earlier than RapidPenang. RapidPenang has pushed very strongly for buses of a certain standard, while RapidKL was trying to get as many buses as possible in the shortest time.

      There are also issues with maintenance facilities that RapidKL has – since they inherited all of the old terminals that the different bus operators used.

      Regards, Moaz for TRANSIT

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