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Cracow purchases sixty Solaris buses of the new generation

  • Agregado 05 febrero 2016
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Solaris Bus & Coach won the tender announced by Cracow City Transport for delivering sixty low-floor and low-emission city buses. Solaris Urbino have already become an integral part of the urban landscape of the second largest Polish city, this time however the operator has ordered the recently launched model which offers even higher level of comfort of the journey for the passengers and better working conditions for the drivers.


The value of the contract that was signed today amounts to €17 million. The deliveries of sixty 12-metre new Solaris buses are scheduled for June 2016. Compared with the previous version, in the new Urbino there are more pedestal-free seats and it also offers a much more spacious interior. In the special ergonomic cabin the drivers will find with a seat raised by 50 mm which provides much better visibility. As the cutting-edge design of the new Solaris is significantly different from the third generation’s appearance, the passengers will easily recognise the buses on the streets. The distinct and modern look of the new Urbino has been awarded among others with the prestigious German iF Design Award. Users of mobile devices will be in for a pleasant surprise, enjoying three USB chargers on board of each bus.

The vehicles for Cracow are to be fitted with eco-friendly DAF engines which meet the most restrictive fuel emission Euro 6 standards. An important innovation will be braking energy recuperation. The kinetic energy recovered during the braking process may be stored in supercapacitors and reused to supply electric equipment on the bus. This solution helps deliver even better fuel efficiency.

„When ordering new buses, we have concentrated on the high comfort of the journey for our passengers. We further expect the vehicles meet the strictest environmental quality criteria. It is important to note that Solaris will build and deliver these sixty buses under the EU program,” emphasized Rafał Świerczyński, CEO of Cracow City Transport.

„Cracow is one of our most important customers not only on Polish market, but all over Europe. We are very proud to supply Cracow City Transport with such a large fleet of Solaris new-generation buses. We will make every effort to ensure the passengers and drivers are satisfied with the quality of the journey,” said Eberhard Wolters, member of the Solaris Bus & Coach executive board of directors for Marketing, Sales and After Sales.


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 13 000 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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