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29 VDL MidCity buses for ARST

ARST, one of the most important public transport companies in Italy, has ordered 29 VDL MidCity buses. These MidCity buses will be deployed for intercity line service on the island of Sardinia starting in October/November 2011.

MidCity MLF 70/160
The MidCity from VDL Bus & Coach was developed specifically for public transport and includes a multifunctional section with a low floor, which is ideally suited for standing room or wheelchairs for instance. This conversion to low-floor bus is a speciality VDL Bus & Coach developed itself, and it offers enormous flexibility.
ARST has opted for a configuration with nine seats, two folding seats, one wheelchair place and a maximum of eleven standing places. A double door at the front and a single door behind the rear axle facilitate boarding and egress. Thanks to its compact dimensions (total length is 6.944 metres), the MidCity is very manoeuvrable and therefore ideal for transport in narrow streets and old city centres. The MidCity buses for ARST are built on MB Sprinter 516 CDI chassis equipped with clean EEV diesel engines, resulting in a significant reduction in the emissions of CO2, NOx, NMHC and fine particulates. A special air conditioning unit ensures that passengers enjoy a comfortable journey even during the hot Italian summer.

ARST
ARST is a 100% government-owned company with around 2,500 employees on the island of Sardinia. The headquarters are located in Cagliari. With a fleet of around 700 vehicles, ARST is one of the most important public transport companies in Italy. The company focuses mainly on intercity transport but also provides the city transport in several cities.

Valkenswaard, July 2011


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Marleen van Zeeland
Communications
+31 (0)40 208 44 14
m.van.zeeland@vdlbuscoach.com

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