More Setras for Austria’s Postbus

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Setra has supplied 115 buses to the operator over the last ten years. DAIMER BUSES

AUSTRIA

Österreichische Postbus is taking delivery of nine new Setra S 531 DT double-deckers. The vehicles will be used on intercity routes operated as part of the Verkehrsverbundes Ost-Region (VOR) network. Each bus offers 20 standing places and 72 seats with height-adjustable head restraints.

The buses also bear the symbol of a weasel, symbolising their rapidity, and each has a space for wheelchair users, as well as a folding ramp on the second door, a driver’s cab partition, a passenger counting device, three TFT monitors for passenger information and a winter-proof toilet.

In all, Österreichische Postbus has procured 115 Setra buses for its fleet over the past ten years. The Vienna-based company connects a total of 1,700 communes all around Austria. In more than a third of such municipalities, buses represent the only type of public transport available.

The VOR network is the biggest public transport network in Austria and, since 1984, its more than 40 rail and bus partners have been delivering comprehensive mobility and services for all of its passengers in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland.