Poland: 55 MAN Lion’s City buses for Gdynia
At a grand ceremony in mid-October, MAN Truck & Bus Poland handed over a total of 55 city buses of type MAN Lion’s City to representatives of the port city of Gdynia.
- 32 articulated buses and 23 solo buses delivered with engines conforming to the latest Euro standards
- City buses with full air-conditioning systems, USB ports and CCTV take passengers safely and comfortably from A to B
- Business relationship as strong and successful as ever
In mid-October, Gdynia provided the backdrop for a special event. The port city, which is situated in the Bay of Gdańsk, has around 250,000 inhabitants and is one of the twelve largest cities in Poland. The cause for the celebrations was the official handover of a total of 55 city buses of type MAN Lion’s City. Guests at the event included Wojciech Szczurek, the President of the City of Gdynia, Marc Martinez, Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus Poland, and representatives of the companies responsible for public transportation in the city, Gdynia PKM, PKA and ZKM.
MAN Truck & Bus handed over 32 MAN Lion’s City (A23) buses, each measuring 18 metres in length, to the City of Gdynia. The articulated buses are powered by efficient 320 hp (235 kW) diesel engines conforming to the Euro 6d emissions standard that came into force on 1 September 2019. The six-gear EcoLife automatic gearbox guarantees smooth driving characteristics and as little fuel consumption as possible. The city buses are equipped with full air-conditioning systems, USB ports with a quick-charging system and CCTV so that residents and visitors to Gdynia can get from A to B as safely and as comfortably as possible. Disabled people and older passengers were also taken into consideration: 16 seats can be reached quickly and easily from the low-level access door. The buses also feature a wheelchair ramp and two ample wheelchair spaces.
Joining these models on routes around the port city will be 23 buses of type MAN Lion’s City (A21), each measuring 12 metres in length and – just like the A23 version – meeting the Euro 6d emissions standard and featuring an EcoLife automatic gearbox. These 280 hp (206 kW) low-floor buses are fully air-conditioned, feature USB ports for passengers and are equipped with state-of-the-art CCTV. There are 6 seats and a large open space for wheelchairs and pushchairs right next to the entrance door.
“The fact that the City of Gdynia opted to purchase MAN city buses is a huge achievement for us. These modern and comfortable buses provide passengers with a number of convenient features and have modern, efficient engines,” said Marc Martinez on the occasion of the official handover of the vehicles, which were manufactured at the MAN bus factory in Starachowice. “MAN and the City of Gdynia have been working together successfully since 2006. Over the past 13 years, the city has ordered more than 30 efficient and clean MAN buses and has therefore assumed a pioneering role in Poland with regard to environmentally-friendly urban mobility solutions. We are delighted that this business relationship has grown in significance and will continue into the future.”