ORDER FOR 20 SOLARIS URBINO 10,5 BUSES FROM PRAGUE
As part of a framework contract, signed in February this year, for the delivery of up to 40 Solaris buses of the Urbino 10,5 type, Solaris Bus & Coach S.A. and public transport operator Dopravní podnik hlavního města Prahy (DPP) signed a first implementing agreement for the delivery of 20 buses of the MIDI-class and 6 sets of diagnostic equipment and software, worth in total over PLN 18 million (ca. EUR 4 million).
The framework contract includes diagnostic equipment and software, of a maximum of 6 sets of maintenance service equipment for diagnostics and filling an air conditioning compressor with refrigerant and of up to 7 test sets of a passenger information system. The total value of the framework contract settled at over 8,6 million euros (ca. PLN 38 million).
The provider of public transport in Prague opted for low-floor Solaris Urbino 10,5 of the midi-class. The buses for DPP will be fitted with a 204 kW (275 hp) Euro 6 diesel engine. The Urbino 10,5 will be able to carry up to 86 passengers at a time, of which 25 seated. The deliveries are slated for mid-December this year. In Prague, the buses will operate on bus routes 101 (Zentiva–Tolstého) and 138 (Sídliště Skalka-Ústavy Akademie věd).
In the years 2012-2015 the Prague operator DPP purchased 40 Urbino 8,9 LE made by the Polish manufacturer. DPP is the biggest municipal transport operator in the Czech Republic possessing a fleet of about 1000 buses.