Setra buses and Sprinter minibuses for South Pacific archipelago

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Bus operator Carsud in the French overseas territory of New Caledonia, which lies around 1500kms east of Australia in the South Pacific, has put 24 new Setra S 416 LE Business low entry buses into service for the first time. The vehicles, along with 12 new Sprinter City 35 models, will be used on Taneo public transport routes connecting the suburbs with the capital Nouméa on the main island of Grande Terre. The buses are equipped for disabled passengers and have USB ports, WiFi connectivity and a passenger information system on board. More than 9,000 passengers a day use the buses of the regular service operator which has a fleet of 50 vehicles at its disposal.