Italian CORTAL Orders 80 InterUrbino Solaris Buses for Rome
An intercity bus model produced by Solaris Bus & Coach is conquering Italy. COTRAL, a carrier that operates suburban and inter-urban
An intercity bus model produced by Solaris Bus & Coach is conquering Italy. COTRAL, a carrier that operates suburban and inter-urban transport services in Rome, has again placed an order for 80 InterUrbino buses including a 10 year maintenance service. The vehicles are to be delivered in 2021. They will be put into operation on bus routes connecting the cities and towns of the Province of Rome and of the whole Lazio Region. Following the newly signed contract, almost 600 InterUrbino buses will be deployed on roads leading to The Eternal City. The total value of all the contracts concluded with COTRAL since 2016 exceeds EUR 228 million.
The commissioned 12-metre InterUrbinos are cutting-edge intercity buses designed to provide safe and comfortable transport for passengers on longer distances, on routes reaching beyond the city limits. 67 passengers will be able to get on board, with seats available to 55 of them. In addition, the vehicles will feature a space dedicated to hand baggage inside the bus with shelves above the seats, as well as a luggage compartment under the vehicle floor.
The extensive bus equipment will encompass various systems ensuring maximum safety for both passengers and drivers. They will include, among other things, a comprehensive video surveillance system, passenger counting gates and an enclosed driver’s cabin. Moreover, the carrier has opted for Lane Keeping Assist, a MobilEye function that alerts the driver to unintended lane departure.
This vehicle model has been continuously manufactured in the Bolechowo plant since 2016.