55 MAN LION’S CITY BUSES FOR POLISH GDYNIA
At a grand ceremony mid-October, MAN Truck & Bus Poland handed over a total of 55 city buses of type MAN Lion’s City to representatives of the Polish port city of Gdynia. The buses will be running under the responsibility of the public transportation corporations in Gdynia: PKM, PKA and ZKM.
In Gdynia which has around 250,000 inhabitants and is one of the twelve largest cities in Poland, there are now running 32 MAN Lion’s City (A23) articulated buses powered by 320 hp (235 kW) Euro 6d diesel engines with a six-gear EcoLife automatic gearbox. The city buses are equipped with full air-conditioning systems, USB ports with a quick-charging system and CCTV. For disabled people and older passengers 16 seats can be reached quickly and easily from the low-level access door. The buses also feature a wheelchair ramp and two ample wheelchair spaces.
The second part of the order consists of 23 MAN Lion’s City (A21) 12 metre low-floor buses buses with a 280 hp (206 kW) Euro 6d engine with also the EcoLife automatic gearbox. These buses are also fully air-conditioned, feature USB ports for passengers and are equipped with state-of-the-art CCTV. There are 6 seats and a large open space for wheelchairs and pushchairs right next to the entrance door. "The fact that the City of Gdynia opted to purchase MAN city buses is a huge achievement for us," said Marc Martinez on the occasion of the official handover of the vehicles, which were manufactured at the MAN bus factory in the Polish city Starachowice. "MAN and the City of Gdynia have been working together successfully since 2006. Over the past 13 years, the city has ordered more than 30 MAN buses. We are delighted that this business relationship has grown in significance and will continue into the future."