MAN CNG City Buses Bound for Trondheim Mid-2011

| Norway, Trondheim

MAN Lion’s City CNG 14m bus

MAN Truck & Bus has received an order from two Norwegian bus operators, Tide Buss AS and TrønderBilene AS, for a total of 131 city buses powered by natural-gas engines. From the middle of this year these environmentally friendly CNG buses will be operating in local public transport in Trondheim, Norway’s third-largest city.

The delivery comprises 99 MAN Lion’s City LE CNG, 12-m long solo buses for 74 passengers and 32 MAN Lion’s City L LE CNG, with a length of 14.7 m and a total capacity of 126 passengers. The vehicles are a new low-entry variant being offered in certain EU markets, having a reduced number of rear-facing seats in response to feedback from commuters.

As a daughter company of Tide AS, Tide Buss AS operates scheduled bus services. Tide AS also placed an order this week for 37 Mercedes-Benz Citaro low-floor CNG buses.

This item primarily compiled using information from a MAN Truck and Bus press release.

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