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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 »


First S 516 HD Delivered To Schäfer-Reisen

“Schäfer-Reisen” already decided the route of the new touring coach before the S 516 HD was delivered to the operator at the Setra Customer Center. The coach is the first ComfortClass 500 that will be delivered by the Daimler AG company to the state of Hesse in Germany. Horst Lauer, the proprietor of the company, also did not have a difficult time in acquiring the latest model of Setra buses. He indicated that the sale was already made at the launch event that was held last summer. He was impressed by the design and the cost-efficiency of the vehicle and his decision to acquire the vehicle was validated when he… Continue Reading »


S517 HD Turned Over To Block Busreisen

Alfred Bock, the operator of Block Busreisen, was awed by Setra buses when he was young, but he is now using the touring bus for his business. He did not hide his enthusiasm for the S517 HD during the official handover in Neu-Ulm. He said that the faith that his company has on the engineering of the bus and the camaraderie with the sales team typify the cooperation between his company and the brand. Alfred Bock did not think twice in favoring the next-generation last summer even without test-driving it. The S517 HD is the initial touring coach for the ComfortClass 500 series that was delivered to North Germany from… Continue Reading »


Di Fonzo Receives Latest Setra Touring Coach

Daimler turned over an S 515 HD to Di Fonzo recently at the Customer Center of the vehicle manufacturer in Neu-Ulm. The vehicle is the eightieth Setra bus in the fleet of the Italian bus company. The latest addition is the sixth model of the Setra that has entered the lineup of the bus company that is based in the town of Vasto along the Adriatic coast. The forty-nine-seat S 515 HD will be operated along European routes by Di Fonzo, which will also use it for interregional services in between Rome and Vasto. During the turnover, Dif Fonzo executive vice president Alfonso Di Fonzo revealed that the company considers… Continue Reading »


Railway Operator in a French State Chose Setra

The railway company SNCF launched a new business model by using touring coaches that are comfortable. Twenty six new vehicles of the ComfortClass 400 S 416 GT-HD model will link Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam and London and all these 26 are Setra buses. “The Setra coaches will allow us to offer our customers an extremely pleasant way of travelling, with safety as our top priority, ” said Barbara Dalibard, member of the SNCF Executive Board. With its fuel-efficiency, Setra is the best bus that a business can use. Comfort and style of the vehicle is great too, thus their clients and tourists will be satisfied. Here’s the full press release from… Continue Reading »


150 Mercedes-Benz and Setra Buses Ordered by Largest Bus Line in Germany

The orders just keep pouring in for Daimler Buses. The company has just received a big batch order from Germany’s largest bus service provider, DB Fleet Management GmbH for DB Regio bus, with a total of 150 units comprised of a mix of Mercedes-Benz and Setra branded buses for use in urban and regional transportation. To ensure a minimal environmental footprint, the buses will feature Mercedes-Benz’s BlueTec SCR technology. They will also meet the Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle (EEV) standard that’s known for being stricter than the Euro V emissions standard. The buses are slated to be produced at the various EvoBus plants located in Mannheim and in Neu-Ulm and… 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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