New order for 400 Buses in the next five years
Seven years after the initial order was placed, the success story of the Mercedes-Benz Citaro in Vienna continues. Yet again it came out on top in a tender process for the purchase of more than 400 buses between 2022 and 2027. The order from Wiener Linien, Vienna’s public transport provider, comprises vehicles from the complete spectrum of Citaro products; and already firmly on the list are:
- 78 solo buses, 12 m in length
- 225 articulated buses, 18 m in length and
- 57 CapaCity buses, 19.7 m in length.
All vehicles will be fitted with swivelling sliding doors which optimise the flow of passengers at bus stops.
Vienna has a population of 1.9 million, meaning a quarter of all Austrians live in the country’s capital. Together with around eight million tourists, Vienna, which ten times over has been voted the world’s best city to live in, operates a 100% Mercedes-Benz Citaro. Every day the buses cover a distance of more than 100,000 km, which equates to 2.5 times around the world a day.
Caption: From left to right: Dirk Schmelzer, CEO EvoBus Austria GmbH and Günter Steinbauer, CEO Wiener Linien GmbH & Co KG