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Scania strengthening its presence in Colombia by delivering 295 city buses for Bogotá

Scania strengthening its presence in Colombia by delivering 295 city
buses for Bogotá
 
Scania has received an order for 295 bus chassis from the Colombian
cooperative Coobus, one of the operators responsible for the public
transport system in Bogotá. The buses will be delivered during 2012 and
2013 and will be put into service on new routes in the capital city's
TransMilenio bus transport system, which is widely recognised for its
efficiency.
 
Bogotá has one of the world's most highly developed Bus Rapid Transit
(BRT) systems, with 1,400 articulated buses in service, of which more
than 200 have been delivered by Scania to date.
 
“As the city is located at 2,600 metres above sea level, high torque
engines are necessary. Apart from our buses' high quality, low operating
cost and high passenger comfort, the customer thus also chose Scania
based on our ability to deliver strong engines and robust chassis, says
Enrique Enrich, Managing Director of Scania Colombia.
 
Scania is working actively to promote sustainable, flexible and
cost-effective public transport in the form of BRT systems and other
intelligent bus transport systems. It is a matter of delivering
solutions that improve the attractiveness of public transport and reduce
climate impact. 
 
“Every time a person opts for public transport represents a victory for
the environment as well as improved mobility and economic growth, says
Mr Enrich.
 
Scania's delivery to Bogotá consists of 277 two-axle city bus chassis
with 250 hp engines and 18 three-axle articulated bus chassis with 310
hp engines. The buses will be bodyworked in Colombia by the Brazilian
bus manufacturer Marcopolo. 
 
The deal is being carried out with assistance from the Brazilian
Development Bank (BNDES), which will contribute financing of USD 90 M
for Scania's exports of up to 454 buses to Colombia.
 
For further information, please contact Hans-Åke Danielsson, Press
Manager, tel. +46 8 553 856 62, email
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