Scania to deliver 141 buses to Stagecoach Group in the UK
Stagecoach Group has once again opted for Scania in a major order which will see a total of 141 units delivered during 2011. The order comprises 91 double-deck and 50 single-deck buses destined for Stagecoach operations throughout the UK. The bodywork will be supplied by Alexander Dennis.
“This order follows Stagecoach’s acquisition of Scania buses during 2009/10 and is a further demonstration of our companies’ shared commitment to providing passenger carrying vehicles of an extremely high environmental standard. As such, we are delighted to once again be selected as a key supplier to Stagecoach Group,” says Tony Tomsett, Sales Director for Scania Bus, Coach and Engines Sales at Scania (Great Britain) Limited.
“Scania double-deck buses are well proven within our fleet and their reliability, performance and fuel economy has led us to specify them once again,” comments Stagecoach Group Managing Director Les Warneford. “This positive operating experience has also influenced our choice of single-deckers. This order marks our first significant purchase such vehicles from Scania and they will be the first to be equipped with Alexander Dennis Enviro 300 bodywork.”
Stagecoach Group is a leading international public transport group, with extensive operations in the UK, United States and Canada. The company employs around 35,000 people, and operates bus, coach, rail, and tram services.
All vehicles will be fitted with Scania’s 9-litre Euro 5 and EEV engines, which deliver 230 horsepower and 1,050Nm of torque, and ZF HP504 five- and six-speed fully automatic gearboxes.
The double-deckers, based on the Scania N-series, will be equipped with Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 bodywork, seating 47 on the upper deck, 29 on the lower deck and space for 16 standees. The single-deckers are based on the Scania K-series with Alexander Dennis Enviro 300 bodywork, fitted with 43 seats and with the number of standees yet to be decided.
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. A growing proportion of the company’s operations consists of products and services in the financial and service sectors, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime. Employing some 32,000 people, Scania operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In 2009, net sales totalled SEK 62 billion and net income amounted to SEK 1.1 billion. Scania press releases are available on www.scania.com (http://www.scania.com/)
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