Comfort for Short-stage Passengers
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DASSENGER comfort has been I specially studied in the design of a new Daimler double-decker recently placed in service by Doncaster Transport Department. The body, constructed by Charles H. Roe, Ltd., is 8 ft wide and incorporates SidhilMorseat staggered seating, described in The Commercial Motor" dated December 8, 1950.
The loading platform is level with the lower-saloon floor, but there is a step to the ground. This arrangement is intended to ease entry and exit. Particular attention has been paid to silencing engine noise. Insulating materials have been liberally applied to the bonnet and fibreglass is sandwiched in the bulkhead to ensure the minimum volume of sound in the saloon.
A safety feature suggested by Mr. T. Potts, general manager of the undertaking, is a safety switch in the startermotor circuit, which prevents starting until the gear-engaging pedal is fully depressed.
In addition to six ventilators in the roof, a fan fitted at the rear of the upper saloon extracts vitiated air from both saloons. There is a Clayton heater in the cab, with windscreen demister nozzles.