NORWAY'S TIDE BUSS ORDERS 303 VOLVO BUSES
Volvo Buses has received an order for 303 buses from public transport company Tide Buss AS in Norway. 290 of these are intercity buses of the Volvo 8900 model. Ten Volvo 9700 coaches and three Renault Master minibuses complete the order. This is the largest order that Volvo has ever received from Norway.
Public transport operator Tide Buss has secured the tender for bus operations in Tromsö and the Bergen West region and has placed an order for 303 buses from Volvo to meet these needs. The order encompasses 290 Volvo 8900 intercity buses, ten Volvo 9700 long-distance (tourist and line-haul) coaches, and three minibuses.
The Volvo 8900 buses will be delivered with low-entry floor in both 2-axle and 3-axle configurations and with normal floor. The buses will be sold with a service contract whereby Volvo takes care of all vehicle maintenance at a fixed monthly cost. The minibuses are based on the Renault Master. All the buses will enter traffic in summer 2019.
Volvo 8900 will be equipped with Zone Management, a system which uses gps to create geographical speed zones and prevents the bus from exceeding the speed set.