After the award of 150 Volvo B9TL double-deckers in 2009, 300 in 2010, and a further 565 in 2012/2013, Volvo Buses has now secured an order for a further 415 from SBS Transit in Singapore.
By 2017, 1,415 Volvo B9TL Euro 5 buses will have been delivered, all with Wrightbus bodywork.
The chassis will be produced in Borås, Sweden, while bodywork will be assembled by ComfortDelGro Engineering from Wrightbus-supplied kits in Singapore.
Deliveries will commence in July 2015 and be completed by mid- 2017. SBS Transit has opted to equip the buses with Euro 5 Volvo D9 engines meeting legislation that has been enforced locally since January 2014.
SBS Transit Chief Executive Officer, Gan Juay Kiat, said: “We are always looking for buses that are not only operationally efficient and environmentally friendly, but are also comfortable for our commuters. We are happy with what Volvo will be delivering to us and hope our customers will be too.”
Steve Hedouin, Volvo Buses’ Region Singapore General Manager, added: “This order once again underlines the strong relationship built up between SBS Transit and Volvo Buses over many years of close partnership.”