Bus Éireann is currently taking delivery of 12 VDL Synergy double deck coaches. These will be used for city and commuter public services and are the largest vehicles operated by Bus Éireann.
The VDL Synergy luxury double deck coach is available in two different lengths. The vehicles supplied to Bus Éireann are the 14.1 metre version build on a VDL SBR-4000 chassis, powered by a DAF MX-13 375 Euro 6 engine through a ZF AS Tronic automatic gearbox. They have excellent wheelchair access through the mid door by means of a manual folding ramp. The vehicles are also equipped with destination equipment, a payment table, a ticket machine, a full CCTV system, WIFI, 220V power sockets, USB power sockets and comfortable leather trimmed seating.
Bus Éireann is the Irish national coach and bus company, and last year recorded over 81 million passenger journeys.
The company is a significant contributor to the Irish economy, employing almost 10,000 people around Ireland, including approximately 1,200 professional staff drivers. It operates a fleet of 800 vehicles.
The new VDL Synergy double deck coaches will operate on a variety of Bus Éireann routes, including ‘city style service’ routes with a high service frequency from 05.20 until 23.00.