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Swedish Scania jointly with Russia’s GAZ Group to supply 120 buses to Moscow

December 24, 2013, 21:58 UTC+3 STOCKHOLM
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STOCKHOLM, December 24, 21:19 /ITAR-TASS/. Sweden’s Scania auto giant jointly with Russia’s GAZ Group will deliver 120 buses to the Moscow City Transport company (Mosgortrans) for their use in the Moscow Region, the Swedish concern says in a press release made public here on Monday.

The buses now being delivered are of the same model as the previous order - Golaz Voyage. They are built on Scania’s 2-axle chassis with Euro 4 SCR engines. All buses are equipped with the Scania Opticruise automatic gearchanging system.

Fifty of the buses will be fitted with special equipment for disabled passengers.

“We are pleased to note the continued confidence in Scania’s bus technology,” says Hans Tardell, Managing Director of Scania Rus.

Mosgortrans is a state-owned company and one of the largest public traffic operators in Europe. The company operates bus, trolleybus and tram networks in the city of Moscow and transports more than 5.5 million passengers on a daily basis. Its current fleet consists of more than 5,300 buses, and the company employs more than 40,000 people.

Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines. Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum uptime Scania also offers financial services. Employing some 38,600 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles.

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