New order of 15 Citeas for Finnish public transport

New order of 15 Citeas for Finnish public transport

New order of 15 Citeas for Finnish public transport company Pohjolan Liikenne

 

Finnish bus company Pohjolan Liikenne has placed a new order with VDL Bus & Coach.
This order also includes electric Citeas for the first time. The order consists of 5 Citeas
SLE-129 Electric and 10 Citeas LLE-127 Diesel. Since 2013, VDL Bus & Coach has delivered
142 vehicles to Pohjolan Liikenne. The buses will be used for public transport authority HSL
(Helsinki Region Transport) on various lines. The Citeas SLE-129 Electric will operate from
December 2019 in the suburbs of Espoo and the Citeas LLE-127 from August 2019 in the
regional traffic in Helsinki.

Citea SLE-129 Electric
The Citea Low Entry Electric range was expanded in the autumn of 2018 with the 12.9-metre. The
Citea SLE-129 Electric for Pohjolan Liikenne, with a seating configuration of 40+4+1 and a
spacious passenger capacity of approximately 80 passengers, is very suitable for the Finnish
market. The Citeas SLE-129 Electric for Pohjolan Liikenne are equipped with the new 216 kWh
battery pack. They have once again chosen the 1-2-1 door configuration that simplifies boarding
and alighting and ensures optimal passenger flow.
During the day the buses are quickly topped up with a power of 300 kW via a roof-mounted
pantograph at Leppävaara terminal where HSL will build a new charging infrastructure. At night the
vehicles are also slow-charged via the CCS plug and preheated at the Pohjolan Liikenne depot.
Citea LLE-127
The Citea LLE-127 Diesel, with a length of 12.7 metres, is the longest Citea LLE version. The
extended wheelbase provides 4 more seats than the 12-metre version. The Citea LLE-127 for
Pohjolan Liikenne features a 39+4+1 seat layout. Compared to similar buses with the same
number of seats, the Citea LLE-127 also benefits from the advantages of its low total weight: less
fuel consumption, lower emissions of harmful substances and lower maintenance costs, this
results in a lower Total Cost of Ownership. The low fuel consumption and resulting lower emissions
of harmful substances not only make the Citea LLE-127 an asset to Pohjolan Liikenne but also to
the residents of Espoo and Helsinki.
The Citeas SLE-129 Electric and Citeas LLE-127 have special underfilm corrosion protection on all
the floor elements and the lightweight and moisture-resistant XPS sidewall insulation material.
Pohjolan Liikenne chose this because the bus interiors are cleaned with a pressure washer. This
minimizes moisture ingress and extends the service life of the interior.

 

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