Volvo order for 180 buses for New York City


Volvo Buses has received an order for 180 buses for public transport in New York City via its subsidiaries Prevost and Nova Bus. The customer wants to test how the buses cope with the demands of the New York City traffic.

The customer is MTA New York City Transit, which is responsible for the subway and bus traffic in New York City. The company has 4,500 buses, making it the largest fleet in North America. Volvo Buses has received two major orders in recent times through its two subsidiaries in North America.

For Prevost, it involves an order for 90 X3-45 express coaches, which will be used for traffic for commuters. The X3-45 coach features have been developed for the New York City transit operation with a focus on passenger safety, accessibility, low operation costs and ease of maintenance.

New York City Transit awarded the order to Prevost to be able to test the X3-45 model, with respect to durability, reliability and lifetime value. The first coach will be delivered in July this year and the remaining 89 will be delivered between October 2011 and January 2012.

Last year, Nova Bus delivered 90 articulated buses to New York City Transit. The company has now received an order for 90 Nova LFS 12-meter buses. Nova will deliver the buses in three different configurations to allow the customer to test various technical solutions.

The Nova buses will be built in the company’s plant in Plattsburgh in the New York state and deliveries are scheduled for the first half of 2011.

April 6, 2011

For further information, please contact Per-Martin Johansson, press officer, +46 31 322 52 00,

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