Volvo receives order for 83 buses from the Netherlands
Volvo Buses has received two orders from the Netherlands' major bus operator Connexxion totalling
83 Volvo 8700 intercity buses
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Feb. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo: Connexxion is by far the Netherlands' major
bus operator. The company carried out a public tender for 50 intercity buses to run in a wide area around the city
of Leiden in the Netherlands. Three manufacturers remained in the final stages and the order finally went to Volvo
Buses. According to Connexxion, Volvo Buses won thanks to its low running costs and that it could deliver
before September this year.
The buses are the Volvo 8700 RLE intercity model. They are 12.8 meters long and equipped for the highest
levels of comfort, including the seating and air-conditioning.
Connexxion has also placed an order for 33 Volvo 8700 BLE 3 axles 14.5 meter intercity buses from previous
negotiations. These are equipped with the Electronic Stability Program, ESP. The ESP system helps the driver in
reducing the risk of skidding, turning over or driving off the road. They are the first intercity buses in the
Netherlands with ESP.
29 buses out the 33 will go into operation in the area around the city of Zwolle. 4 buses will be delivered in the
province of Zeeland and are specifically designed to transport people with their bicycles. Deliveries will be done
All 83 buses will be made at Volvo Buses' factory in Wroclaw, Poland.
For further information, please contact
Erland Morelissen, Manager Volvo Bus Netherlands
+31 345 688530 or
Per-Martin Johansson, press officer
+46 31 322 5200
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