vehicle capacity
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Are passenger capacity numbers tested when vehicles are built etc. Noticed on GNE solo sr 626 yesterday that the standees were 21. Wouldn't want to be either sitting or standing with that amount on. I know other vehicles have large standee numbers also but how is it decided the amount permitted?
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(25/02/2019, 06:43)kullboys Wrote: Are passenger capacity numbers tested when vehicles are built etc. Noticed on GNE solo sr 626 yesterday that the standees were 21. Wouldn't want to be either sitting or standing with that amount on. I know other vehicles have large standee numbers also but how is it decided the amount permitted?
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Yes, all done by the manufacturers in build.

It's based on a number of factors I believe - not just the physical space but also the axle weight.

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(25/02/2019, 06:43)kullboys Wrote: Are passenger capacity numbers tested when vehicles are built etc. Noticed on GNE solo sr 626 yesterday that the standees were 21. Wouldn't want to be either sitting or standing with that amount on. I know other vehicles have large standee numbers also but how is it decided the amount permitted?
Thanks.
Yes, all done by the manufacturers in build.

It's based on a number of factors I believe - not just the physical space but also the axle weight.

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(25/02/2019, 06:43)kullboys Wrote: Are passenger capacity numbers tested when vehicles are built etc. Noticed on GNE solo sr 626 yesterday that the standees were 21. Wouldn't want to be either sitting or standing with that amount on. I know other vehicles have large standee numbers also but how is it decided the amount permitted?
Thanks.
Yes, all done by the manufacturers in build.

It's based on a number of factors I believe - not just the physical space but also the axle weight.

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(25/02/2019, 06:43)kullboys Wrote: Are passenger capacity numbers tested when vehicles are built etc. Noticed on GNE solo sr 626 yesterday that the standees were 21. Wouldn't want to be either sitting or standing with that amount on. I know other vehicles have large standee numbers also but how is it decided the amount permitted?
Thanks.
Yes, all done by the manufacturers in build.

It's based on a number of factors I believe - not just the physical space but also the axle weight.

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(25/02/2019, 07:38)Dan Wrote: Yes, all done by the manufacturers in build.

It's based on a number of factors I believe - not just the physical space but also the axle weight.

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Dependent on the vehicle type, there are a whole range of factors - One is the space (in square metres) allowed per standing passenger that determines how many standing are allowed.
For vehicles such as the Optare Solo it is governed by the following regulations regarding the vehicle approval process (it’s a very long document, 52C deals with the calculation of standing passengers, but the bus has to meet all the regulations to be certified for use).
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk...oaches.pdf
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#7
In theory it's what's techically possible.

In practice on a Solo, I've never got near the stated capacity even on a busy school run, and I never have anyone standing any point forward of the rearmost portion of the entrance doors.  Trying to get one up a hill even with that many on is a struggle.
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