Finnish bus company Pohjolan Liikenne has placed a Citea order with VDL Bus & Coach for the 5th time. This latest order consists of 23 Citeas LLE-127 and is a follow-up order to the 5 Citeas LLE-127 and 24 Citeas XLE-145 delivered last year for Espoo, a city near Helsinki. Pohjolan Liikenne has once again chosen the Citea LLE-127 for the 1-2-1 door configuration that simplifies boarding and alighting and ensures optimal passenger flow. The new Citeas will be used on the same lines in Espoo as the Citea LLE-127 delivery last year. Delivery will take place in late November of this year.
The Citea LLE-127, with a length of 12.7 metres, is the longest Citea LLE version. The extended wheelbase provides room for four more seats than the 12-metre version. Compared to similar buses with the same number of seats, the Citea LLE-127 also benefits from the advantages of low total weight: reduced fuel consumption, lower emissions of harmful substances and reduction of maintenance costs, which means lower TCO and more Profit of Ownership.
The low fuel consumption and resulting lower emissions of harmful substances not only make the buses an asset to Pohjolan Liikenne but also to the residents of Espoo. The new Citeas have special underfilm corrosion protection on all the floor elements and XPS side wall insulation material. Pohjolan Liikenne has opted for this because the bus interiors are cleaned with a pressure washer. This way moisture intrusion is minimized, extending the life of the interior.
Pohjolan Liikenne is one of the largest Finnish bus companies. With a fleet of 550 buses and coaches, the company provides local, regional and long-distance services mainly in southern Finland. The annual turnover is € 95 million, and the company employs 1000 people. Pohjolan Liikenne's buses and coaches transport some 30 million passengers a total of 30 million kilometres each year. Pohjolan Liikenne is a subsidiary of VR, the Finnish national railway company.
About VDL Bus & Coach
The core activities of VDL Bus & Coach consist of the development, manufacturing, sales and after-sales service of a wide range of buses, coaches and chassis modules and the purchase and sales of second-hand buses as well. VDL Bus & Coach consists of multiple bus companies that operate cooperatively in the global market. Manufacturing takes place in the Netherlands and Belgium.
VDL Bus & Coach places aspects such as quality, safety, durability, comfort, the environment, low fuel consumption and low maintenance costs in high regard.
Sales of VDL Bus & Coach products take place through a worldwide network consisting of corporate-owned sales offices, importers and agents in more than 30 countries. This makes it possible to offer custom-made transport solutions.
For after-sales service and maintenance, the client can count on rapid, hassle-free assistance from VDL Bus & Coach employees in any of the many service locations.
An extensive distribution network ensures that spare parts and accessories are delivered to the requested destination as quickly as possible.
VDL Bus & Coach is one of the largest bus producers in Europe.