Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - O for O-Bahn

The O-Bahn is a guided busway that services Adelaide's north-eastern suburbs. The busway extends 12 km from the outskirts of the City to Tea Tree Gully. The buses are fitted with guide wheels that run against the side of the track, but when off the busway the buses operate on city and suburban streets as would a standard bus.

The O-Bahn system was designed by Daimler-Benz for use in the city of Essen in Germany. The Adelaide O-Bahn busway, completed in 1989, was the first large scale adoption of the system in the world.

If you are interested in reading more about the O-Bahn Busway click here.

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20 comments:

Autumn said...

We don't have anything like that where I live. Very interesting post!

Ida said...

One bus - two possibilities. I have never seen one of this kind before.
Interesting!

Blue said...

Always good to find a different O!
A great means of getting around.

babooshka said...

This is a very interesing post. It's a new one on me. Good O.

Ackworth Born said...

Truly fascinating. I think they considered this for Runcorn but in the end just made a standard road for busses only.

imac said...

Very Interesting blog and post O.


Please fly over to visit my O.Post.

mylittlephotonook said...

Very smart! I like to test that one.Fine post!

Picturing of Life said...

Great O post you have...

Will you visit mine Thanks

Neva said...

I haven't seen anything like this before. Neat!
Neva's ABC
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Judy said...

Good post something different.

ellen b. said...

that is so interesting. We could use better public transportation systems here in the US. Have a great day!

Texas Travelers said...

Great post, photo, and information.

My "O" is up,
Come visit

mrsnesbitt said...

Great idea.
It is nice to see railways from other parts of the world.

Petunia said...

Great and informative post. well done:)

John said...

I have never seen one of this before. Very interesting and thanks for sharing Gordon.
Happy wednesday.

Liz said...

Sounds like a very good idea.

Donna said...

One day I'll find a train here and...ride it!!lol...Fun picture!!hughugs

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Thank you for your nice comment:)

Sorry I'm late with my comment.

You have an abolutly fantastic photo and a wonderful O to day. I like it:)

Have fun:)

Diana said...

what an excellent idea. I like the O-Bahn. we don't have them in the USA

Rushikesh said...

excellent excellent..!!! all are interesting photoes.& good photography..is there special trcks(like train) for bus also??..plz create "follower" option in your blog so that we can follow your blog...which camera did u use??