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Pohjolan Liikenne orders again VDL Citeas LLE

Pohjolan Liikenne from Finland has once again placed an order at VDL Bus & Coach. The order consists of 10 Citea’s LLE. “The low weight of the Citea LLE results in a long service life and low fuel consumption. This means maximum Profit of Ownership. Once again that made the choice very easy for us”, says Heikki Alanko, Managing Director of Pohjolan Liikenne.
Since 1 January 2014, 29 Citeas are in use for city transport in Helsinki. The new ordered 10 Citeas LLE are destined for the city Kuopio and will be delivered before the summer of this year.

VDL Citea LLE
The Citea LLE is a low-entry bus based on an innovative, lightweight concept, specially designed for the demanding conditions of city and regional transport. The low floor construction at the entry and exit doors provides optimal accessibility for wheelchair users and passengers with baby buggies. This accessibility is further enhanced by the lack of any floor height changes between the entry and exit. The Citeas LLE for Kuopio have, just like the ones for Helsinki, a 39+1 seating arrangement and space for around 40 standing passengers. In order to maximise safety, passenger comfort and efficiency, vehicles are equipped with state-of-the-art telematics and surveillance system. Special attention has also been paid to choosing the interior colours to create a calm and soothing atmosphere for the passengers.

Kuopio is among the top-10 largest Finnish cities, having more than 100,000 residents, and is located about 380 km north of Helsinki. This means extremely cold winters, hot summers and demanding topography, conditions for which the Citea LLE is superbly suited.


Photographer: Alex Hallberg

Pohjolan Liikenne
Pohjolan Liikenne is one of the largest Finnish bus companies, operating local, regional and long-distance services with a fleet of 470 buses and coaches mostly in Southern Finland. The company’s annual turnover is 84 million euro and it has a personnel of 950 professionals. The buses and coaches run nearly 30 million kilometres yearly and serve about 30 million passengers. Pohjolan Liikenne is a subsidiary of VR, the Finnish national railway company.

Valkenswaard, February 2014


VDL Bus & Coach bv
Marleen van Zeeland
Communications
+31 (0)40 208 44 14
m.van.zeeland@vdlbuscoach.com

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