SCANIA DELIVERS BI-ARTICULATED BUSES IN BRAZIL
Scania is delivering its first bi-articulated buses in Brazil to the city of Curitiba. Already in the 1970s Curitiba pioneered with Bus Rapid Transit Systems (BRT)and became a model for modern urban public transport systems throughout the world. Curitiba has recently initiated a programme to renew its BRT bus fleet.
The 27-metre long Scania buses are being customised to meet the city public transport authority’s requirements. They will be delivered to Viação Cidade Sorriso, a local operator that is now starting to renew its fleet of 246 buses. The Curitiba bus system encompasses 80 kilometres of busways. Some 80 percent of travellers use the system, carrying more than half a million passengers per day.
The Scania F 360 HA, with a Caio body, is equipped with a 360 hp engine and develops 1,850 Nm of torque at low engine speeds to save fuel. The vehicle has an 8×2 configuration with a load capacity of 43.5 tonnes, the heaviest on the market. The front engine gives better accessibility between the three bus sections for a total passenger capacity of 160.
In South America Scania was selected in November 2018 by TransMilenio in Bogotá, Colombia, to deliver 481 Scania Euro 6 gas buses.