New coaches for our passengers
More new coaches are available for passengers from the Bratislava Region.
As of today, passengers in the Bratislava Region may use 42 more new coaches. These were handed over for operation by representatives of the supplier, the coach carrier Slovak Lines, a.s. There is one more new thing prepared for passengers. Two of the new coaches have an electronic hydraulic platform for a comfort boarding for passengers with a wheelchair.
"Renewal of the fleet for outskirt transport was made especially in order to increase the travel comfort. For almost two years, the fleet have grown by the total of 127 new and modern coaches with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi Internet connection. I believe this is the way how to attract and motivate people to travel by coaches," said the Chairman of the Bratislava Region, Pavol Frešo.
"The Euro 6 emission class, guaranteeing the lowest possible exhaust gas emissions, is a matter of course. We also have one new thing that has its premiere in the Slovak outskirt transport - fully electrical lift for passengers with a wheelchair. In time, we would like to have as many similar coaches as possible.” said Peter Sádovský, General Manager of Slovak Lines.
The carrier's fleet has been now supplemented by Iveco Crossway E6 and Iveco Crossway E6 CEE coaches. There are 4 different types of these coaches and the differences relate to the length of the coaches and the number of seats. 5 coaches of the E6 type are 10.7 m long, have 45 seats and may transport 75 passengers. 29 coaches of the E6 CEE type are 12 m long, have 53 seats and the transport capacity for 85 passengers. 6 coaches of the E6 CEE type are 13 m long, have 57 seats and the transport capacity for 77 passengers. The company has also purchased two coaches of the E6 CEE type with the length of 12 m, equipped with the electronic hydraulic platform for a comfort boarding for passengers with a wheelchair. There are 51 seats and 32 standing places available in these coaches; 28 standing places in the case that there is a wheelchair on the coach.
The coaches were made by the renowned company IVECO BUS which is the second largest European manufacturer of coaches.
The coaches have been purchased within the outskirt transport fleet renewal that is being performed according to the investment plan since 2013. During the first two years of the renewal (2013 and 2014), 85 low-entry coaches were put into service.