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Volkswagen minibus
Volkswagen minibus

A minibus is a motor vehicle that is designed to carry fewer people than a full-size bus. An example of a minibus is the VW Bus or Kombi although there are many manufacturers producing models specifically for such use. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 492 KB) Beschreibung: VW Transporter, T2b Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf oder Zeichner: Sven Storbeck File links The following pages link to this file: Volkswagen Bus Minibus Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 492 KB) Beschreibung: VW Transporter, T2b Quelle: selbst fotografiert Fotograf oder Zeichner: Sven Storbeck File links The following pages link to this file: Volkswagen Bus Minibus Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... An early motorized bus - a Benz truck modified by Netphener company (1895) A bus is a large automobile intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ... ... Type 2, T1 Mini-Bus The Volkswagen Type 2 was the second automotive line introduced by German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen. ...


In the UK a minibus is defined by the limitation on the number of seats and driving one usually requires special training and certification under the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme. The Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, usually abbreviated to MiDAS is a training and registration scheme for drivers of minibuses in the UK. Following a number of serious accidents where drivers and passengers using minibuses were killed or serious injured in the 1990s the government, with the involvement of RoSPA and...


Minibuses are used as share taxis for public transport in many parts of the world. In many countries (especialy developing countries) the main system for public transport involves share taxis. ... Skytrain Bangkok. ...


In the mid-1980s a number of bus operators in the UK replaced some of their full size buses with minibuses based on such models as the Ford Transit, Freight Rover Sherpa and later the larger Mercedes-Benz Vario or its predecessors, though disability access regulations now mean these are now largely replaced with conventional buses or narrower versions of midibuses like the Optare Solo Slimline and Caetano Slimbus (Dennis Dart SLF chassis). The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Ford Transit is a van produced by the European division of the Ford Motor Company. ... LDV Limited was formed in 1993 following a management buy-out of DAF NVs Leyland DAF van manufacturing division in Birmingham, England, following the bankruptcy of the Dutch company. ... The Vario is a heavy van manufactured by Mercedes-Benz, originally launched as the T2 (Transporter 2) in 1986, the Vario gained its current name when facelifted in 1996. ... An Optare Solo M990 midibus A midibus is a classification of single decker buses which are identified as neither being minibuses or full size buses, and can be anywhere between 8m (26 ft. ... An Optare Solo M990 used on the Exeter Park and Ride The Optare Solo is a low floor midibus manufactured in Leeds, UK by Optare since 1997. ... The Dennis Dart is a bus model and was the first successful Dennis product since the Dominator. ...


In South Africa the Minibus Industry was pioneered by black entrepreneurs who provided a shared taxi service that was convenient for residents of outlying townships during the days of apartheid. In many countries (especialy developing countries) the main system for public transport involves share taxis. ... The term township is used to denote a lower level territorial subdivision. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ...


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A minuscule replica of a Public Light Bus in Hong Kong.
A minuscule replica of a Public Light Bus in Hong Kong.

Image File history File links Minibus. ... A green public minibus awaiting at the station at Tsim Sha Tsui. ...

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