SETRA TO DELIVER 62 LE BUSES IN GERMANY AND FRANCE
In three regions, two in Germany and one in France, Setra has delivered 62 LE buses to be put into service on urban and extra-urban bus routes. 17 of the S 415 LE buses are for Alsace in France, 22 buses will perform in the Ahrweiler district and 23 are going to Lower Saxony.
The 17 S 415 LE business will be put into operation as part of a contract with Strasbourg's public transport company CTS ("Compagnie des Transports Strasbourgeois") and will operate in and around Strasbourg, the capital of Alsace. These 17 Setra S 415 LE are for the 'LK Kunegel bus corporation' from Colmar in the Haut-Rhin department. It won the tender with the proposition of these Setra LE-buses which are according to Daniel Kunegel, Managing Director of the bus company, "perfectly geared for operation in urban and extra-urban areas”. With more than 400 Mercedes-Benz and Setra brand buses, LK Kunegel operate about thirty scheduled service routes and provide transport for school students and company staff, as well as tourist outings.
Ahrtal-Verkehrs-Betrieb GmbH added 22 Setra Low Entry buses to their fleet. The company from Sinzig in the central Rhineland is putting the S 415 LE business on the road to serve a contract commissioned by DB Regiobus, to cover routes in the entire rural district of Ahrweiler. Company owner Frank Bodtenberg, who is the third generation in this family business, also signed appropriate Omniplus service contracts.
Two companies, Gerdes Verkehrs- und Reiseunternehmen GmbH and Hutfilters Reisedienst GmbH & Co, won the tender from Bremen/Lower Saxony's public transport corporation (VBN) to cover extra-urban bus routes in greater Bremen and Oldenburg. The 23 Setra LE buses are divided into six S 415 LE business, fifteen S 416 LE business and two S 418 LE business models. They all have wooden-look flooring. Only Setra brand vehicles will be used for the contract.