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During this year, Scania has extended its range of complete buses with a new ultra low-floor double-decker in two versions – 10.7 and 12 m long – tailored to suit the needs of the UK market.

“Demand for double-deckers is steady and healthy in Britain and we hope that the Scania OmniCity double-decker will take a sizeable chunk of the double-decker market,” says Hans Hansson, MD of Scania Omni, Scania's subsidiary for the design and manufacture of complete buses. 

The new double-decker has been developed by Scania in Sweden in close co-operation with major British operators and Scania's British sales and service organisation.

“The Scania OmniCity double-decker has a unique dual-purpose capability. The overall height of only 4.21 m means that the bus qualifies as a ‘low-bridge double-decker’. Yet it meets the full interior height required by ‘Transport for London’ on both decks.

“Clever planning of the interior layout provides rapid passenger circulation combined with greater seating capacity than competing buses on the market. The all-aluminium body saves weight and adds passenger capacity, while being easy to repair and recycle.

Scania Omni with Euro 4 engines from late 2005Scania's Omni range of complete buses covers urban, suburban and intercity applications. The fully modularised range extends from 10.7-metre two-axle buses to 18-metre articulated buses. All are powered by Scania 9-litre Euro 3 diesel engines producing 230, 260 or 300 hp. Ethanol and gas versions of 260 hp are optional. 

From late 2005 the Scania Omni range will be powered by Scania's new 5-cylinder 9-litre Euro 4 diesel engine equipped with Scania EGR, available in three outputs: 230, 270 or 310 hp. A Euro 5 version of this engine is scheduled to become available during 2006.

Most models are offered with automatic transmission only. All feature aluminium bodywork built on a sturdy aluminium structure.

The Scania OmniCity is a full-length ultra low-floor design with portal drive axle. Two-axle versions are available in two lengths (10.7 and 12 m) with several door configurations and as double-deckers. An 18-metre low-floor articulated version is also offered.

Scania OmniLink is a range of low-entrance two- and three-axle buses with a higher floor level at the rear, a cost-effective solution that enables passengers to sit higher with a more commanding view at the rear. Passenger seating capacity is slightly higher than for the Scania OmniCity because the wheelarches cause less intrusion at the rear than on a low-floor design. Single-door buses have a gently sloping floor all the way from the low front door to the rear bench seat. On two- and three-door buses, the low floor extends all the way to the rear axle, from where a step leads onto the rear compartment 

Scania OmniLink single buses are available with two or three axles, the latter with overall lengths of 13.7 or 14.6 metres and with a hydraulically steered tag axle behind the rear axle, contributing to exceptional manoeuvrability. The articulated 18-metre version has a low floor up to the first rear axle and a higher floor level all the way to the back.

Scania OmniLine is the name of a tried-and-proven range of two-axle intercity buses with a higher floor level, plenty of interior space, a high level of passenger comfort and luggage capacity beneath the floor. Available with manual, automated or automatic gearchanging.

Service support can be tailored to the needs of individual operators. As part of a maintenance agreement, the local Scania representative can take over the servicing of an entire bus fleet either at Scania service points or on the operator’s premises.

For in-depth information, pictures, illustrations, etc., see www.scania.com, News Centre.

For further information, please contact Gunnar Boman, Corporate Relations, 

tel. +46 70 5508606, email gunnar.boman@scania.com 

[N05029EN] Gunnar Boman