Eight new articulated Solaris buses for Nurnberg

15 May 2017  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

Solaris Bus & Coach has delivered eight articulated new Urbino 18 buses to the VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft, a German public transport operator in Nurnberg.

Eight new articulated Solaris buses for Nurnberg

All of the newly delivered buses are powered by dynamic and economical DAF/PACCAR MX-11 240 H1 (240 kW) engines, which comply with the strict Euro 6 emission standards. The propulsion unit is coupled to a Voith Diwa 6 gearbox, which is equipped with an ECO program that efficiently reduces fuel consumption. The axles, on the other hand, are provided by a ZF company. After the contract has been successfully completed, the VAG operator’s fleet will total 178 vehicles.

The new ecological buses are equipped with several comfort and safety enhancing features that the passengers and the drivers will benefit from; one of which is the fully air conditioned driver and passengers’ compartment. Furthermore, energy efficient LED interior lightening has been used which consists of, among others, red illuminating door markings flashing as a warning when the doors are operating. There is also a sophisticated Derovis monitoring system installed, which is made of nine cameras, a recorder and a monitor placed above the driver’s seat. Owing to these devices, the driver is able to observe the exchange of passengers more accurately, while the cameras at the back of the vehicles will be very useful while reversing and manoeuvring.

The new Urbino 18 articulated buses are 18m long. The capacity of the bus ordered by VAG Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft is 37 seating places with additional eight folded seats. Depending on their usage, the passenger compartment can accommodate between 88-99 standing passengers.

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