11 Dec 2019


The city of Noumea, capital of New Caledonia, has put 22 18 metre Crealis buses into service on a fully dedicated new BRT-line. On the 13 kilometres long line, it will serve 23 stations, linking together several municipalities in the urban area.

With the creation of a BRT line equipped with 22 Crealis, the Noumea urban area is providing its residents with a modern, innovative mode of transportation. Before these vehicles were commissioned, extensive work took place to develop a true Bus Rapid Transit line. In total, 23 brand-new stations, a park-and-ride station and 8 interchange hubs were created. A latest-generation maintenance centre was also built, making it possible for a Crealis to pass every 5 minutes during peak times, for service running from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Equipped with a 400 hp Cursor 9 engine, they can accommodate up to 140 passengers. A variety of onboard equipment add to the Crealis’ functionalities: video during stops inside the vehicles and outside, for monitoring from the central office, a live information system, Wi-Fi and a single fare structure for the entire Greater Noumea network.

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