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Solaris to deliver CNG buses to Ostrava

Polish bus manufacturer Solaris has won a contract to deliver 40 CNG-powered city buses to Ostrava, Czech Republic. This is not the first batch of Solaris vehicles to appear on the city's streets to provide public transport. Be sure to read past the break!
Solaris Urbino 12 CNG© gazeo.comClean, green and looking mean - the new Solaris Urbino 12 CNG

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Under the contract, Solaris will deliver 40 12-metre (Urbino 12) low-floor buses using compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel. They will be operated by Dopravni podnik Ostrava and the deal is worth nearly 279 million Czech crowns (equivalent to approx. 13,6 million US dollars). All the buses with be the latest 4th generation Urbinos, each offering 29 seats and 2 spaces for disabled passengers.

A passenger-friendly bus

To facilitate easy and convenient flow of passengers in and out, three pairs of 1,2-metre-wide-doors have been used. The interior is fully air-conditioned, with Wi-Fi Internet access and USB ports for charging portable electronic devices. The buses will be delivered in seven batches, with the first ones set to arrive in Ostrava in September 2018.

Not the first time, probably not the last

As said before, this is not the first time Solaris will provide city buses to the Czech city – in 2015 105 CNG-powered vehicles were purchased and subsequently delivered. They were also 12-metre Urbino 12s, equipped with Cummins ISLG8.9E6 320 methane engines mated to Voith Diwa 6 gearboxes.


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Piotr Złoty
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