New Citaros for the Isle of Man

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Bus Vannin, the Isle of Man’s municipal operator, has placed an order for Mercedes-Benz Citaros for the second consecutive year.

Ian Longworth, director of public transport at Isle of Man government, said: “The Citaro offers a better passenger experience, they are more economical and meet the latest Euro 5 Emission Standards”.

The buses come with a Mercedes-Benz OM 906 hLA 210kw Euro 5 engine and a 6-speed gear with a ZF Ecolife automatic transmission. There ares 42 seats plus room for 28 standees. The bus is fitted with a CCTV system and destination equipment.

“EvoBus is delighted to receive an additional order for a further 12 vehicles. The previous 12 vehicles have proven to be so successful with the drivers and passengers Bus Vannin is looking to standardise on the Citaro product. The vehicles are due to go into service in May,” said Andy Greenway, EvoBus area sales manager, Mercedes-Benz.