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Arriva places a large order with VDL
Arriva has placed an order for more than 80 VDL right-hand drive SB-200 chassis for delivery in 2013 through VDL’s UK dealership, Arriva Bus and Coach. This order follows an order for a similar number of VDL DB-300 double-deck chassis which are currently in build for Arriva.
The single deck SB-200 chassis is a mature chassis concept, which has been delivering real benefit to Arriva over the years through a combination of low fuel consumption, proven reliability and reduced whole life costs.
The SB-200 for Arriva is equipped with a Euro 5 Cummins ISBe 6-cylinder diesel engine in combination with a Voith gearbox. The low-floor SB-200 chassis provides space for wheelchairs and buggies as well as ample seating capacity.
The SB-200 driveline is similar to the driveline of the VDL Citea LLE European body, which has achieved major success in several countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Finland.
VDL SB-200 chassis
The DB-300 chassis is the chassis platform for a 10 m double deck city bus. Like the SB-200, this chassis delivers proven low fuel consumption and reliability and benefits from an excellent rear end design with a split cooling system.
Arriva is one of the largest providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing some 49,000 people and delivering more than 1.5 billion passenger journeys every year. The company provides transport services including buses, trains, commuter coaches and waterbuses, and operates in 12 European countries: Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Arriva is part of the Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s leading passenger transport and logistics service providers. Headquartered in Sunderland, UK, Arriva is responsible for Deutsche Bahn’s regional passenger transport services outside Germany.
Arriva Bus and Coach
Arriva Bus and Coach is the official dealer for VDL chassis in the UK and can offer a range of chassis/body combinations to suit all UK bus operators. The company specialises in sales of new and used vehicles, rental packages, financing, servicing, repair and parts support.
Valkenswaard, March 2013