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59 VDL Citea's LLE-127 for Transdev Sverige

VDL Bus & Coach is to deliver 59 VDL Citeas LLE-127 to Transdev Sverige AB. Transdev will deploy the buses from June 2019 in Sigtuna, Upplands Väsby and Vallentuna, 3 northern parts of the Swedish capital Stockholm. This means the next step in the cooperation between Transdev and VDL. In June 2019, VDL will also deliver 25 electric articulated Citeas for urban traffic in Umeå, in northern Sweden. This concession is carried out by Umeå Kommun and Transdev Sverige in close cooperation with the Västerbottens Iän. In addition, Transdev has been running 30 VDL Citeas LLE in Umeå for 2 years.

Niclas Flodin, Technical and Operational Management Director at Transdev Sverige: "The cooperation between VDL Bus & Coach and Transdev Sverige has been exemplary with previous orders. Due to these collaborations, we are familiar with VDL's high-quality public transport product range. The good experiences with the VDL Citea LLE in the Umeå concession, especially regarding its low ‘Total Cost of Ownership’, also made us decide to choose VDL Bus & Coach again as our partner."

“We are very proud that Transdev has again opted for us as a partner, this time for operations in Sigtuna, Upplands Väsby and Vallentuna. This order is one of the largest that VDL Bus & Coach has ever received in Sweden and demonstrates that due to its class-leading fuel consumption and outstanding reliability the VDL Citea LLE is a very efficient choice for public transport operations”, says Fredrik Dahlborg, Managing Director of VDL Bus & Coach Sweden AB.

VDL Citea LLE-127
The VDL Citea LLE-127 is characterised by environmentally friendly engines and a very low kerb weight due to the lightweight concept. This results in excellent fuel consumption and low maintenance costs. For the customer this means maximum ‘Profit of Ownership’. The 12.7-metre-long VDL Citea LLE fulfils the extended requirements on fuel consumption often requested in tenders for public transport operations. In addition, Transdev’s buses run on HVO, a high-quality biodiesel. This contributes to a cleaner environment and a further reduction in CO2 emissions in Stockholm.

Both Transdev Sverige and VDL Bus & Coach aim to make a fundamental contribution to the transition to a cleaner environment. With this and the previous collaborations between the two companies, a further step has been taken towards sustainable public transport in Sweden.

Transdev Sverige AB
Transdev – ‘The Mobility Company’ gives people the opportunity to travel when they want and how they want and offers several types of public transport including bus, train, tram and boat. Transdev Sverige is part of the international group Transdev that enables 10 million trips everyday with more than 80,000 employees worldwide. Transdev Sverige is one of the largest public transport operators in Sweden with nearly 80 years of experience. Their operations are based on long-term partnerships with public transport authorities and companies and on commercial traffic that is operated under Transdev Sverige’s own brands. They develop the public transport of the future to create a sustainable environment and to give people the freedom of travelling.

Valkenswaard, december 2018

VDL Bus & Coach bv
Marcel Jacobs
Commercial Director
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VDL Bus & Coach bv
Alex de Jong
Business Manager Public Transport
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VDL Bus & Coach Sweden AB
Fredrik Dahlborg
Managing Director
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