|Other names||L94, 2888|
|Local Operators||SBS Transit|
|Engine||Scania DSC9 12|
|Gearbox||ZF 4HP 590|
|Emission Standard||Euro 2|
The Scania L94UB is a low-entry single-deck transit bus built by Scania AB as part of the Scania 4-series. Commonly referred to as the “L94”, the chassis is manufactured in Europe, and the bodywork supplied by Australian bus bodybuilder Volgren. Originally available with a Euro 2 engine, options for a Euro 3 and CNG engines were available later. The chassis was built as a direct replacement for the Scania L113 (which were already on the roads of Singapore back then) but later succeeded by the Scania K-series.
Currently, SBS Transit is the sole operator of the L94UB citybus in Singapore, with a single demonstrator unit (SBS2888T).
Similar to the Volvo B10BLE, the Scania L94UB incorporates a low-entry design featuring zero-step access at the entry and exit doors, allowing for safer and easier boarding and alighting activity. Three-branch stanchion poles opposite the exit door allow more passengers to hold on to them.
The powerplant of this bus is a rear-mounted, turbocharged Scania DC902 inline six-cylinder delivering 260 horsepower, and a four-speed ZF gearbox (ZF 4HP 590). The Euro 2 rated engine made it one of the most environmentally-friendly buses when it was introduced. In contrast to drum brakes of older buses, the Scania L94UB uses disc brakes for its front wheels, allowing for more uniform and stable deceleration of the bus.
Demonstrator Unit (SBS2888T):
SBS2888T was one of two two low-floor single deck demonstrators brought in by Singapore Bus Services in 1999 (alongside SBS1688K), registered on 9 Apr 1999. At the time, it boasted multiple new features, such as the environmentally-friendly Euro II engine, plug doors for the rear exit (as opposed to leaf doors), and electronically-controlled suspension.
- Scania DSC9 12 engine (Euro II)
In-line 6-cylinder, 8974cc, 260 hp (190 kW) @ 1900 rpm
Torque rating of 1250 Nm @ 1100 – 1300 rpm
- ZF Ecomat 4HP 590 gearbox
- Volgren CR221L bodywork
Chassis built in Europe, bodywork supplied by Volgren of Australia (of the CR221L make, similar to the B10BLE demonstrator (SBS1688K))
- Mobitec MobiDOT Electronic Display Signages (EDS)
Green flip-dot matrix design.
- Sutrak air-conditioning, roof mounted
With only one unit acquired for trial, no further L94UBs were purchased. Scania low-entry buses would make a comeback in 2007 with the large intake of Scania K230UB buses for large-scale fleet renewal.
In 2009, SBS2888T was redeployed from its regular duties on Express 518 to a training bus based at Bedok North Depot. The bus is now a permanent training bus based within Hougang Bus Depot for the orientation of new bus drivers and not likely to see revenue service again.
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