Volvo Buses Secures Another Large Order for 200 Buses in Sweden
Public transport operator Transdev has ordered 200 buses. The majority are Volvo 8900 RLE buses and 39 of them are Volvo 9700 DD, double deckers for operation in regional traffic north of Stockholm. The double deck coaches will serve a popular commuter route into the capital.
Volvo Buses has received yet another significant order in Sweden – this time 200 buses to be delivered to two commuter areas near Stockholm.
The Transdev order follows the recent confirmation of several large contracts for Volvo Buses in Sweden, including one for 122 electric buses. It comes less than a year after the successful implementation of 145 electric Volvo 7900 Electric Artic buses in partnership with Transdev in Gothenburg in late 2020.
“We’re delighted to be awarded another important contract by our close partner Transdev. Our successful collaborations, particularly in Sweden’s cities, coupled with Volvo Buses’ ability to provide reliable, local service support, were key to securing the deal.”
The first delivery will be made to Norrtälje, north of Stockholm, for traffic start in August 2022. From here, the new Volvo 9700 DD coaches will provide comfortable, direct services on an existing route into the capital. The Volvo 8900 RLE buses, 12 and 15 metres long, will operate in regional traffic and on commuter routes.
The second delivery to Täby in northern Stockholm will take place in November 2022 and also consists of Volvo 8900 RLE buses and Volvo 9700 double deckers. The buses will operate in local and commuter traffic.
“Our main objective is to provide passengers in and around Stockholm with safe, reliable, comfortable and sustainable mobility solutions. This means that we need buses of high quality with fast and efficient service support as well as a high sustainability focus in the whole supply chain. Volvo Buses lives up to our requirements and expectations.”
The Volvo 9700 DD premium coach has room for up to 96 passengers. It is equipped with WiFi and every seat has a USB port.
This article was originally published by AB Volvo.
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