Deutsche Bahn Commissions MAN To Supply Up To 815 Buses
The framework agreement concerns especially modern city and intercity buses of the MAN Lion’s City, MAN Lion’s City Ü and MAN Lion’s City G/GÜ types in various vehicle lengths and in easy access, low-floor versions. All vehicles are equipped with powerful, fuel-saving Euro 6 engines. The buses also feature topography-dependent gearbox control, which further reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions. On journeys, this system automatically activates the most efficient gearshift programme, depending on whether it is on an uphill or downhill stretch.
“This order confirms that our buses and our service fully meet operators’ high expectations in terms of reliability and economy,” talking with Technogies, says Heinz-Jürgen Löw, Director of Sales and Marketing, MAN Truck & Bus. “We are looking forward to continuing our partnership of many years’ standing with Germany’s largest bus operator, DB Regio Bus.” MAN Truck & Bus and Deutsche Bahn have enjoyed an excellent business relationship for several decades now. Across Germany, Deutsche Bahn uses around 2,000 vehicles made by MAN and NEOPLAN.
DB Regio Bus is responsible for the regional bus and urban transport operations of Deutsche Bahn. These include a network of 22 bus companies and interests in more than 70 transport companies and associations throughout Germany. The company is the largest provider in Germany’s bus transport market.