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56 Citea LLEs for Nobina in Finland

Passenger transport company Nobina has signed a contract with VDL Bus & Coach bv for the delivery of 56 type LLE (Light Low Entry) Citeas. This order is the largest in the history of VDL Bus & Coach for the Finnish market. The LLE-model Citea will be put in service in Helsinki in mid-August 2012.

Citea LLE
The Citea LLE is an innovative light weight, low-entry bus concept, especially designed for the demanding conditions of city and intercity transport. The innovative manner in which these models are constructed has resulted in a very light weight bus, offering a number of major benefits, which include significantly lower fuel consumption compared to conventional buses, reduced CO2 emissions and lower maintenance costs. The low-floor construction at the entry and exit doors ensures the best possible accessibility for wheelchair users and passengers with baby buggies. Accessibility has been further enhanced through the elimination of steps between the entry and exit. The Citeas for Nobina have a length of 12 metres, are equipped with a Euro 5 engine featuring EEV (Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle) technology, 39+4+1 seats and room for around 40 standees. All the buses will be used for public transport in Helsinki.

VDL Citea LLE-120
Citea LLE-120

Exceptionally proud
“This order confirms our strategy for light weight concepts, with a focus on the European public transport segment. We are exceptionally proud of the fact that this larger order has strengthened our business with Nobina, and we expect to continue building on that relationship in the future”, commented Rémi Henkemans, managing director VDL Bus & Coach.

Nobina Group
The Nobina Group, with locations in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, celebrated its 100-year jubilee last year. In total, the Nobina Group has a fleet of some 3,500 buses and employs around 7,600 people. The company provides public transport services in Scandinavia at both the regional and interregional level. Nobina transports around 280 million passengers per year. Nobina Finland provides public transport in the Greater Helsinki Region.

 

Valkenswaard, February 2012


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

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