Chilean operator second to adopt Marcopolo’s biosafe solutions

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Chilean operator Andimar, an established Marcopolo customer with a 100% Marcopolo fleet, has purchased 13 Paradiso New G7 1800 double-decker buses. The vehicles have a UV-C light disinfection system in the restroom, antimicrobial curtains between the seats and in the aisle, hand sanitiser dispensers on the way up the stairs to the second floor and at the entrance of the service door between pivoting joints.

One of the 13 vehicles for Andimar

José Luis Moraes Goes, Executive Manager of International Business for Marcopolo Americas Region, said: “For us, it is very important that our customers choose solutions that make transportation safer and enable activities to be quickly resumed. This is the second order that has BioSafe solutions and we are sure that more and more customers will use these technologies.”

Andimar’s new ‘deckers have 43 sleeper seats (31 on the upper floor and 12 on the lower floor) with leg rests, individual monitor and individual USB socket set-ups, chromotherapy lighting all in LED, and a set-up for three 21.5” monitors on the upper floor and two on the lower floor. They also have an air-conditioning and heating system, two refrigerators, a device to heat food on the upper floor and four devices to heat liquids, two on the upper floor and two on the lower floor.

In order to increase comfort, safety and convenience for drivers, the vehicles were also equipped with a double half-sleep chair for the assistant driver, a private cab for resting on the lower floor and an access door to the luggage compartment with electropneumatic activation. The new buses will be delivered in July and will start operating immediately.