The 20 NGVs will be delivered to the newly-established city-owned PT Transjakarta, for operations on the TransJakarta Bus Rapid Transport system. The 18-metre articulated buses are configured for 140 passengers, of which 44 seated, and feature three double doors, three on each side. With bodywork by Laksana, the fleet will be delivered this autumn through Scania’s distributor United Tractors, which will also service the new buses.
“Scania is leading in natural gas technology and we are pleased to supply higher quality buses that will provide passengers with better comfort while also dramatically reducing emission levels,” said Mikael Benje, Head of the Scania Representative Office in Indonesia.
Scania supplied a demo bus that has been assessed by PT Transjakarta. Following these tests, the public company has placed an initial order for 20 vehicles. Although Indonesian regulations only require the Euro 2 emission standard, Scania will supply buses for the Euro 6 standard, a major leap in cleaner technology.
TransJakarta, which was first built in 1994, now comprises 12 corridors with a total length of nearly 200 kilometres and more than 200 stations. An additional two corridors will be opened next year. Some 500 buses at present serve over 350,000 passengers daily.