How to open the back door

There are 3 different ways to open the back doors of a bus depending on the type of bus you are on.

Low, angled handles (NewFlyer bus)

  • These are operator activated. The door is activated by the operator. 

Low Angle Handle

Long, vertical handles (NewFlyer bus)

  • These are touch activated. They have a timer to stay open, if no one is touching the handle, the door will close.

Vertical Handle

Short, angled handles (Nova bus)

  • These are motion activated. There is a motion sensor above the door and it’s on a timer. 
  • You can wave (close to the glass) to activate. It is a vertical beam that needs to be broken.
  • These doors will stay open as long as the beam is broken.

Short Angled Handle

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