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Setra Gets its Largest Bus Order from Sweden

Daimler AG’s Sentra bus brand just secured its largest order from Sweden, with a total of 65 MultiClass 400 buses set to be delivered to the Kronoberg region to be used across four bus operators. The order will be fulfilled over 10 years, but the first buses are slated for delivery within this month. The buses will be used as school buses as well as for regular bus service within that Swedish region. The tender won by four operators will divide the 65 buses as follows: 50 will go to Karlssonbuss i Vaggeryd, including its subsidiaries. The rest will go to Gerts Busstrafik, Tingsryds Buss, and Ryssbybygdens Buss. The order… Continue Reading »


Two Setra ComfortClass 500 Coaches Delivered to Reimund Dirr

A couple of new Euro VI-compliant Setra ComfortClass 500 units were just delivered to Reimund Dirr, owner of a Bavarian coach operator that takes people across several destinations around Europe. The two, an S 516 HD and an S 517 HD, add to the growing ‘green fleet’ of the operator. “As far as I’m concerned, low operating costs and reduced fuel consumption are important factors when it comes to buying new vehicles,” said Dirr, who owns Mindel-Reisen and Stricker-Reisen. “Setra has certainly kept its promise in full.” With Record Run Buses 2012, Daimler demonstrated the capabilities and improvements that the Setra ComfortClass 500 range had over the previous models. These… Continue Reading »


Daimler Buses Provides Vehicles For Austrian Transport Company

The modernization program of ÖBB Postbus GmbH will concentrate on the acquisition of Setra and Mercedes-Benz vehicles. An agreement between ÖBB Postbus GmbH and Daimler Buses will see vehicles delivered to the company from 2013 to 2017. Although the exact number of buses was not revealed, it may reach up to around 400 units. Local public transportation systems are operated by ÖBB Postbus GmbH in Austria. The Managing Director of Sales, Marketing and After-Sales of Daimler Buses Till Oberwörder revealed that Daimler Buses is happy with the trust given by ÖBB Postbus in providing high-quality vehicles. Among the models that Mercedes-Benz will offer to the company are the Citaro, Intego… Continue Reading »


Adidas Chooses Mercedes-Benz Travego Coach

Germany-based multinational sporting equipment company Adidas has chosen the Mercedes-Benz Travego Edition 1 Euro IV flagship coach to be its go-to vehicle for VIP transport, shuttle service, and staff events. Mercedes-Benz Bus and Coach unit head Horst Hartmann personally turned over a unit to Matthias Malessa, Adidas Head of Human Resources, and Hans-Peter Klein-Schell, the VP for Corporate Facilities and Services EMEA & Key Projects. The Travego Edition 1, which was previously awarded by Germany’s Busplaner bus magazine with its Innovation Prize 2012, was chosen for the Euro IV compliant engine, which makes it a very environmentally friendly coach. After all, it’s backstopped by BlueEfficiency Power technology. In addition, there’s… Continue Reading »


28 Mercedes-Benz Citaro Shuttle Buses Start Service at Frankfurt Airport

The operator of Frankfurt Airport has just put into service a fleet of 28 Mercedes-Benz Citaro airfield shuttle buses to facilitate the transport of passengers to and from the airport to the airplanes. The batch is actually comprised of 24 articulated buses and 4 solo buses, to be used in Terminals 1 and 2 of the airport, although there is a plan to use these to shuttle passengers in the all-new Terminal 3 of the airport. Naturally, the operator handpicked the equipment used on the buses to accommodate airport requirements and specifications. For this reason, the Citaro series concept was the one chosen by the operator because the modular design… Continue Reading »


SG’s SBS Transit Places Order for 450 Mercedes-Benz Citaro Buses

Singapore city bus operator SBS Transit just placed a massive order for 450 units of the Mercedes-Benz Citaro bus, easily standing as the biggest batch order in Asia for this series. This is actually the second wave of Citaro orders from the city-state bus operator. In April of 2011, SBS already purchased 300 units—and the order is set to be completed by Daimler Buses very soon. The new batch of orders will start delivery by fall of 2012 and is scheduled to be completed by late 2015. The Citaro units, from the first batch that’s currently in use to the additional 450, are all compliant with Euro V emissions standards…. Continue Reading »


Setra Delivers 2000th Bus in Switzerland

Daimler AG subsidiary Setra, of the commercial bus and touring coach fame, has just reached a milestone in Switzerland. The company just finished the delivery of its 2000th bus in the country. The bus—an S 431 DT TopClass 400 double-decker, which seats 78 people and is classified as a 4-star unit—was for operator Ernst Marti AG, and is intended for the company’s long-distance holiday trips bound for Spain and Italy. Heinrich Marti, the operator’s Managing Director, was ecstatic at the handover ceremony. “In my opinion Setra’s flagship model, the S 431 DT, is the product that offers the most complete and best-rounded concept overall, while the total package that it… Continue Reading »


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