Scania plans to deliver 231 city buses to Santiago, Chile, beginning its operation in the Transantiago integrated public transport system, to connect bus lines and the metro network.
The vehicles will be exported beginning this September and will be operated by Alsacia Express, which has vast experience in operating buses in various integrated public transport systems in Latin America. Scania will also offer a comprehensive package of services and products to bus operator, including operational leasing of the vehicles by its financing company from Chile.
“Besides providing training for employees and bus management, including maintenance and repair, the package also includes Scania’s own GPRS monitoring system”, says Silvio Munhoz, Managing Director of Scania Chile.
The low-floor model K 230 4X2 buses, which feature 230 hp engines, meet the European Euro 5 emission standard and the even stricter EEV standard. The chassis for these vehicles will be produced by the Brazilian bus bodybuilder Marcopolo. The Transantiago integrated public transport system was launched in 2007 and connects the entire city bus fleet of the Chilean capital and more than 100 kilometers of the metro network, including local routes, with buses operating within a single zone, and routes that connect different areas of the city.