CHILE Scania is to supply 231 city buses to the Chilean capital Santiago for its Transantiago integrated public transport system, connecting bus lines and the metro network.
The vehicles are to begin running in September with operator Alsacia Express, which has extensive experience in operating buses in different integrated public transport systems throughout Latin America.
The buses feature 230bhp EEV engines in lowfloor K 230 4X2 chassis. The Scania bus chassis will be manufactured by the Brazilian bus bodybuilder Marcopolo.
Launched in 2007, the Transantiago integrated public transport system connects the entire city bus fleet of the Chilean capital and more than 100 kilometres of the metro network.
Scania is providing a comprehensive support package including operational leasing, training for employees and bus management, supplemented by maintenance and repair, the package also includes Scania’s own GPRS monitoring system.