GAZ Group delivers 116 buses for transport service of the Universiade-2019

6 Feb 2019
Krasnoyarsk, February 6, 2019, - GAZ Group delivered 116 large and medium buses as part of Krasnoyarsk fleet renewal prior to the Universiade-2019. Buses with passenger capacity from 50 to 109 seats will be operating on the city routes and transporting guests to events from the airport and train stations.
GAZ Group delivered 20 GAZ Cruise coaches, 18 LIAZ-5292 large low-floor city buses and 78 Vector 8.8 medium buses. All models were involved in the transport service of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, the 2018 World Cup regions, and proved to be very capable operating on various routes during large-scale international events. The passenger compartments of the buses are fitted with multimedia systems and screens for watching video content, a video surveillance system and a fire-extinguishing. Wi-Fi internet access is also provided. The the driver's compartment is designed in accordance with international standards' requirements to comfort and ergonomics.

The GAZ Cruise coach is designed for intercity service and for long-distance routes. The bus is based on the Scania chassis and is equipped with a 400 hp Euro-5 compliant Scania engine and an ESP system. The suspension electronic control system allows raising/lowering the bus to overcome difficult sections on the route. The total passenger capacity - 49 persons.

The low-floor city bus LIAZ-5292 is intended for routes with heavy passenger traffic. The “kneeling” system (tilting the body towards the doors) reduces the passenger embarkation/disembarkation time. Mechanical wheel-chair ramps and driver call buttons are provided for low mobility passengers. The bus is outfitted with a YMZ-530 Euro-5 compliant engine with the output power of 276 hp, and an automatic transmission. The total passenger capacity is 109 persons.

The medium buses Vector 8.8 are delivered as city (31 buses) and suburban (47 buses) versions. The buses are outfitted with Euro-5 compliant YMZ-534 diesel engines with the power output of 169 hp. The minimal fuel consumption per passenger allows optimizing transportation costs. The city buses are equipped with cassette-type lifts for comfortable and safe boarding of limited mobility passengers. The passenger capacity of the city version is 57 persons, the suburban version - 50 persons.

GAZ Group is a leading Russian manufacturer and supplier of buses to the markets of Russia and the CIS countries. The model range includes a full line of small, medium, large and extra large buses. The company is a leading player in the Russian bus market securing a share of more than 60%. GAZ Group traditionally participates in providing transportation services for international events held in the Russian Federation. The company was a provider of the Sochi 2014 Olympics in the “Buses” category. 739 GAZ Group buses were involved in servicing the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. As part of the fleet renewal that started in 2015, more than 4 thousand buses were delivered to the participating cities of the World Cup.

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