One of the world’s largest operators of double-decker buses, KMB, has placed an order for 25 double-decker buses from Volvo Buses. This is the first order from Hong Kong for Volvo’s new B9TL double-decker bus chassis.
After three years of losses, Volvo Buses reported a profit of SEK 185 m in 2004. This turnaround was on the back of higher sales and lower costs.
Volvo Buses has received two orders from the Netherlands’ major bus operator Connexxion totalling 83 Volvo 8700 intercity buses.
Three operators in Santiago, Chile have placed a joint order for 1,667 buses from Volvo. This is the single largest-ever order for Volvo Buses. The buses will be used in Santiago’s new public transportation system that includes dedicated bus lanes.
Volvo Buses’ B12M chassis has been named the Brazilian bus of the year. The chassis is available as a bi-articulated bus, which, at 26.8 metres long, is the world’s longest bus.
Volvo Buses has secured a contract to supply 150 double-deck buses to Singapore's largest public bus operator, SBS Transit. SBS Transit has around 2,700 buses in its city-bus fleet of which 66% are Volvo.
Volvo Buses has received an order from Shanghai, China, for 137 city buses. This is the first order from Shanghai for Volvo’s modernised B7R Mk II city bus chassis.
Volvo Buses has received its first order for buses with the new Euro 4 engine. The De Lijn company of Belgium has ordered 42 city buses with Volvo B7RLE chassis.
Volvo Buses has received an order for 184 articulated buses from Stockholm, Sweden. The buses will be used for passengers expected to park their cars outside the city when Stockholm introduces environmental charges next summer.
Volvo Buses is launching the world’s longest bus. This is a bi-articulated, 26.8-meter bus with room for 300 passengers. The bus has been designed for dedicated bus lanes that are a cost-effective alternative to the metro.