Scania strengthens in Indonesia

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Transjakarta has ordered 150 Scania low-floor city buses in addition to the previously ordered 110 three-axle Scanias that are due to delivered later this year

The public transport operator in the Indonesian capital already operates 108 Euro 6 Scania gas articulated buses.The Transjakarta Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) System is considered to be one of the world’s longest busways serving more than 10m passengers monthly. The forthcoming deliveries will replace older, polluting buses that operate outside the busway corridors. The new Scanias with bodywork by Laksana featuring wheelchair ramps will be delivered by United Tractors.

On announcing the order, Jakarta Governor Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama particularly highlighted the greater accessibility and said: “This is the world-class bus we expected to have. Jakarta has never before had low-entry buses.”

Scania, through its Indonesian partner United Tractors, has established the bus depot workshop facilities and parts supply systems in Jakarta to uphold an uptime of over 90%. Scania describes United Tractors as the leading and largest distributor of heavy equipment in Indonesia, providing products from several international brands including Scania. The partnership between the two was established in 2004 and initially focussed on heavy-duty trucks for the mining industry.

Scania is a major supplier of buses for BRT systems globally. “We are convinced that bus systems offer the quickest and most cost-effective solution for cities to increase urban mobility and alleviate traffic congestion,” said Karin Rådström, Head of Buses and Coaches. “The Jakarta BRT system serves as a model for many growing cities.”