Mercedes-Benz O530G 4629
Location: Avenida da Liberdade at Rua das Pretas, Lisbon, Portugal
Operator of Vehicle: Carris
Date of Photo: November 15, 2013
Articulated buses with three doors are finally becoming more common in the United States, but in Europe, three door artics have been a standard sight for many years now, and the Mercedes-Benz O530G model is easily found all over the continent. This particular bus operates in Lisbon, one of 50 units that can be found in the Portuguese capital. Unlike some other European capitals, such as Paris, buses can be found with relative ease in the city center. In some cases, the buses even share a right of way with Lisbon’s famed trams. In other words, it isn’t implausible for a tourist to have a need to take a bus to get from one place to another. In addition to sharing fare media with the trams and Metro, Lisbon’s buses have automated announcements that call out the name of each stop, making for easy navigation. While the trams are the “transportation highlight” in Lisbon hands down, don’t overlook the buses while you’re there, either for transit fanning or just to get around.
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