Volvo order for 180 buses for New York City
Volvo Buses has received an order for 180 buses for public transport in
New York City via its subsidiaries Prevost and Nova Bus. The customer
wants to test how the buses cope with the demands of the New York City
The customer is MTA New York City Transit, which is responsible for the
subway and bus traffic in New York City. The company has 4,500 buses,
making it the largest fleet in North America. Volvo Buses has received
two major orders in recent times through its two subsidiaries in North
For Prevost, it involves an order for 90 X3-45 express coaches, which
will be used for traffic for commuters. The X3-45 coach features have
been developed for the New York City transit operation with a focus on
passenger safety, accessibility, low operation costs and ease of
New York City Transit awarded the order to Prevost to be able to test
the X3-45 model, with respect to durability, reliability and lifetime
value. The first coach will be delivered in July this year and the
remaining 89 will be delivered between October 2011 and January 2012.
Last year, Nova Bus delivered 90 articulated buses to New York City
Transit. The company has now received an order for 90 Nova LFS 12-meter
buses. Nova will deliver the buses in three different configurations to
allow the customer to test various technical solutions.
The Nova buses will be built in the company's plant in Plattsburgh in
the New York state and deliveries are scheduled for the first half of
April 6, 2011
For further information, please contact Per-Martin Johansson, press
officer, +46 31 322 52 00,
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