Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transport system to receive 150 low-entry city buses
4 November 2016 • Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Indonesian public transport operator Transjakarta has placed an order for 150 Scania low-entry city buses for operation on Jakarta’s Bus Rapid Transport system.
Transjakarta has ordered 150 Scania low-entry city buses in addition to a previous order of 110 3-axle Scania buses that will be delivered later this year. The operator already has 108 articulated Euro 6 Scania gas buses in its network. The new buses will feature wheelchair ramps.
The Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transport system is considered to be the world’s longest busway, serving more than 10 million passengers per month. The recent order will replace existing, highly polluting, older buses.
On announcing the order, Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama particularly highlighted the greater accessibility and said, “This is the world-class bus we expect to have. Jakarta has never before had low-entry buses.”
Commenting on the order, Karin Rådström, Head of Buses and Coaches, said: “We are convinced that bus systems offer the quickest and most cost-effective solution for cities to increase urban mobility and alleviate traffic congestion. The Jakarta BRT system serves as a model for many growing cities.”