DB Regio Bus continues to drive with MAN
Deutsche Bahn extends its master agreement for MAN city and inter-city buses.
In 2017 as well as in 2018, DB Regio Bus will once again be replenishing their fleet with buses from MAN Truck & Bus. This is sealed with a master agreement for the purchase of local buses, which was signed by representatives of both companies in mid-May.
“We are very much looking forward to continuing our partnership and reliable cooperation,” said Frank Krämer, Manager of Bus Sales Germany at MAN, at the signing of the contract. In 2015, MAN supplied more than 200 city and inter-city buses to DB Regio Bus. “For the current year, we are expecting a similar scope,” Krämer stated.
The master agreement comprises MAN Lion’s City solo and articulated buses of various vehicle lengths for city and inter-city use. The low-floor solo vehicles for city use are 12 metres long and are powered by a Euro 6 engine with 280 hp (206 kW). The inter-city and articulated buses (18 metres) operate with 320 hp (235 kW). To ensure easy boarding and alighting, DB Regio Bus is backing passenger-friendly low-floor or low-entry variants.
With around 608 million passengers in 2015, Deutsche Bahn is the largest provider of German bus transport services. The bus sector is part of the Passenger Transport division and specifically assigned to the DB Regio business area. More than 40 bus companies and holdings provide transport operations throughout Germany. Deutsche Bahn thus ensures inter-modal mobility across the regions.