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ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:41 pm
by Daniel
Scania secures Australia’s first Euro 6 bus fleet order

Scania has been selected to supply of a fleet of 77 Euro 6-compliant 12.5 metre route buses by the government of the Australian Capital Territory.
The order is the first for a fleet of Euro 6 compliant buses in the Australian bus market, with the operator, Australian Capital Territory Internal Omnibus Network (ACTION), the first to adopt the new benchmark technology.

“ACTION has decided it wants to take a lead in the introduction of Euro 6 emission technology to bus fleets in Australia,” says Trevor O’Brien, National Bus Manager – Government Contracts, for Scania Australia.

“Deliveries are scheduled to commence in the first half of 2014.”

ACTION has just completed a delivery programme for 33 new articulated Scania-based buses complementing 26 Scania 14.5m rigid and 54 Scania CNG buses in the fleet.

“ACTION is part of the ACT’s Territory and Municipal Services Directorate. It owns and operates the buses in its fleet, and its decision to lead with Euro 6 compliant vehicles reflects the Territory government’s desire to ensure the national capital is as clean and green as possible,” he says.

“The new Euro 6 buses will be delivered as Canberra begins its second century, having celebrated its 100th birthday in 2013.

“The Australian Federal Government is yet to announce a date for the introduction of Euro 6 emission standards, underlining the progressive action of the ACT operator,” he says.

The Scania K 320 4x2s will be fitted with Australian designed and built ‘Rigid Easy Access Bus’ bodies constructed by Custom, a bodybuilder very familiar with Scania chassis.

The vehicles will use the latest CB80 designation body, with seats for 48 and 18 standees.

“These vehicles will replace buses that have been plying the national capital’s roads since the 1980s, reflecting the 25-year operating life demanded by Australian public transport operators,” Mr O’Brien says.

“We have enjoyed a positive and fruitful working relationship with ACTION for several years, and recently they assisted us with a reliability trial for a new generation of CNG engines, as they operate their own fleet of 54 gas buses,” he says.

“ACTION is procuring 77 new buses, to be rolled out from May 2014 to mid 2017. They'll be clean, fuel-efficient, and most noticeably, they produce minimal harmful pollutants. They’ll help keep Canberra’s air clean and reduce pollution,” says Shane Rattenbury, ACT Minister for Territory and Municipal Services.

“The Euro 6 diesel buses produce around 80 per cent fewer oxides of nitrogen and 90 per cent fewer diesel particulates than the previous Euro 5 engine models.

"The fleet upgrades are an important part of making public transport a more attractive option for getting around Canberra,” Mr Rattenbury says.

“ACTION will be the first city bus operator in Australia to use these improved, greener buses. It’s a small part of making Canberra a leader in both environmental and health outcomes,” he says.

"The fleet upgrades are an important part of making public transport a more attractive option for getting around Canberra,” he says.

http://www.scania.com.au/about-scania/m ... e-112.aspx

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:13 am
by Punchbowl Tiger Cub
Morning Daniel,
Thanks for posting this news during the week.

I would have thought by now a few of the regulars who decried Customs missing out on the last STA contract might have been happy that Customs had secured this contract but clearly they don't scan the whole of the ATDB but just the NSW section for any news and developments.

Obviously Customs have put their best foot forward,jumped in and have been successful - so good luck to them.

Regards Punchbowl Tiger Cub

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:22 pm
by ZIB-585
Fairly certain they will be built in Adelaide.

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:25 pm
by Xplorer
can't wait to see loads of CB80s roaming the streets of Canberra...

Is Canberra gonna be the first city to be all CB buses? (other than interstate buses from QCity Transit and Transborders)

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:57 am
by ZIB-585
That's some way off yet. They've got to replace all the Renaults then 25 Dennis Darts. While ACTION are committed to 100% low floors by 2022, there's no indication of when they plan to replace the Darts.

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:42 am
by ZIB-585
Delivery schedule now released. First bus due 30 May 2014. There are to be 10 delivered by 30 June (to make up for the delay in finalising the tender), with another 18 by end 2014. Then 19 in 2015, 21 in 2016 and 9 in 2017 - final delivery due 30 June 2017.

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:52 pm
by PoweredByCNG
Just had a read of the final contract. This will be the first use of the ZF-EcoLife gearbox in the ACT.

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:59 pm
by Xplorer
First one coming tomorrow!!!!!!!!

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:11 pm
by Xplorer
539 arrived last friday, the first of 77
pic.twitter.com/BbBSxvWxa9

540 arrived yesterday, already had its front cover taken off for whatever reason...
pic.twitter.com/sWSpW8MFoj

photos by @traindriveriago with permission

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:37 am
by ZIB-585
First two buses (539 & 540) entered service yesterday.

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:20 pm
by Lt. Commander Data
Xplorer wrote:can't wait to see loads of CB80s roaming the streets of Canberra...



Not till you ride them. If they're built in Adelaide the build quality will be crap....trust me, I know.

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:59 am
by Xplorer
think the first five are in service today... gonna check out woden tomorrow about the progress of delivery and moves to belco depot

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:00 am
by Xplorer
Lt. Commander Data wrote:
Xplorer wrote:can't wait to see loads of CB80s roaming the streets of Canberra...



Not till you ride them. If they're built in Adelaide the build quality will be crap....trust me, I know.


I agree they might look decent, but i just get the feeling that everything could break on any custom buses at any time...

Re: ACTION orders 77 new Euro 6 Scanias

PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:41 pm
by Ryan
They look nice and go well. But the plastic interior rattles. A lot.