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Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains stands for Solaris buses

  • Agregado 14 enero 2016
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Consortium of Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. and Millenium Leasing won the tender to deliver four buses to municipal company TESKO from Zakopane. Solaris Urbino 8,9 LE will operate on two lines which will be launched in the Polish mountain resort in April this year.


Under the terms of the tender Urbino will be leased for three years with a final purchase option. The first two units are planned to be handed over to Zakopane in March 2016 and the remaining two vehicles in August. It is clear today that the buses will operate on two lines providing connections between main railway station and other parts of the city, including popular tourist spots located near Tatra National Park.

The Urbino LE with its length of 8,9 meters and width of 2,4 metres are the smallest low-entry vehicles manufactured by Solaris. The bus was designed primarily for overcoming narrow and winding suburban and regional routes, but it also performs well on city streets, especially on less busy routes. These characteristics, combined with a strong and eco-friendly Cummins ISB6.7 E6 250B (187 kW) engine make this model a perfect choice for the winter capital of Poland. The vehicles for Zakopane are to be fitted with CCTV, passenger information system as well as ticket machines. A special wheelchair space for disabled travelers will be available in each bus. Urbino 8,9 LE stands out in terms of its comfortable and ergonomic interior. Noteworthy is the easy access to the very spacious rear and the five rows of comfortable seats adapted especially to longer routes. Solaris engineers made sure that the access from the low-floor part of the bus to the rear was comfortable and easy.

The delivery of four Urbino 8,9 LE will not be manufacturer’s first encounter with the picturesque Zakopane which lies at the foot of the High Tatras. In 2013, Solaris electric bus was tested here circulating between the most popular and known places in Tatra National Park as Morskie Oko and Kuźnice. In a few months’ time passengers of regular city lines will be able to see for themselves the benefits of Urbino.

Opening of the two lines marks the beginning of the development of the city transport network on a larger scale. Zakopane is planning to launch further fifteen lines, starting from January 2017. New routes are to be operated by the companies which will obtain a licence to transport passengers in the mode of an open tender.


About Solaris Bus & Coach
Solaris Bus & Coach is a major European producer of city, intercity and special-purpose buses as well as low-floor trams. Since the start of production in 1996, over 11 000 vehicles have already left the factory in Bolechowo near Poznań. They are running in 29 countries. Despite its young age, Solaris has become one of the trendsetting companies in its industry. For many years it has been the indisputable leader among the suppliers of city buses in Poland as well as one of the largest suppliers of city buses in Germany.

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