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27 VDL Synergy double deck coaches feature as part of Bus Éireann’s new fleet of the future

VDL Bus & Coach is currently delivering 27 VDL Synergy double deck commuter coaches to Bus Éireann – Ireland’s largest national bus and coach network. These deluxe double deck coaches are part of a very significant investment in Bus Éireann’s fleet by the National Transport Authority in Ireland, to fund a reliable and comfortable new fleet of the future.
The VDL Synergys were officially delivered by VDL Bus & Coach in the presence of Mr P.W.A. Schellekens, Netherlands Ambassador to Ireland, on January 15 last, as part of Bus Éireann's official launch of their new fleet.
Bus Éireann's Chief Mechanical Engineer, Joe Neiland said the VDL fleet proved a very good choice: ‘‘These coaches were included in our new fleet purchase due to the excellent fuel economy, reliability and optimal comfort they provide”.
The VDL Synergy double deck coaches will be used for commuter services in the Greater Dublin Area.



From left to right: Maurits van Thiel (Business Manager Chassis VDL Bus & Coach), Joe Neiland (Chief Mechanical Engineer Bus Éireann), Mr P.W.A. Schellekens (Netherlands Ambassador to Ireland), Gay Farnan (Service Manager DAF Distributors Ireland), Bruce Archer (Sales Manager DAF Distributors Ireland), Tim Gaston (Director of Public Transport Services National Transport Authority), Marcel Jacobs (Sales Director VDL Bus & Coach) and Martin Nolan (CEO Bus Éireann).


Synergy SDD-141
The VDL Synergy luxury double deck coaches supplied to Bus Éireann are the 14.1 metre version build on a VDL SBR-4000 chassis, powered by a DAF MX-13 375 Euro 6 engine through a ZF AS Tronic automatic gearbox equipped with the Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS). They have excellent wheelchair access through the mid door by means of a manual folding ramp. The Synergy’s are also equipped with destination equipment, a payment table, a ticket machine, a full CCTV system, WIFI, 220 Volt power sockets, USB power sockets and comfortable leather trimmed seating.



Bus Éireann
Bus Éireann is the Irish national coach and bus company, and last year recorded over 81 million passenger journeys. The company is a significant contributor to the Irish economy, employing almost 10,000 people directly and indirectly across Ireland, including approximately 1,200 staff drivers. The company operates a fleet of in the region of 1,000 vehicles.

Valkenswaard, January 2016


VDL Bus & Coach bv
Maurits van Thiel
Area Sales Manager
+31 (0)40 208 44 35
m.van.thiel@vdlbuscoach.com

DAF Distributors Ireland Ltd.
Bruce Archer
Sales Manager
+353 (1) 4034101
bca@ohm.ie

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