The urban fleet of 440 Volvo Euro V buses – all equipped with diesel particulate filters, reducing particulate emissions by 96% compared to the current Euro II buses – will be composed of 202 articulated buses (18m length, 180 passengers) and 238 bi-articulated buses (27m length, 250 passengers). This new operation complements the Bogotá cable car operation, with 163 gondolas, won by Transdev earlier this year. This latest deal will constitute an important intermodal hub that will allow the passengers to optimize their travel time and change from one mode to the other easily.
Thanks to the skillful and motivated team of Transdev and Fanalca, we achieved this year to double the number of buses we are operating in Bogotá, while strengthening our close relationship with the PTA. Bogota is becoming a key example of inter-modality for Transdev Group with the operation of the cable car that will connect the hub “Tunal” with our new BRT operation.
Transdev intends to further expand its activities in Colombia, as it will be answering the call for tender for Bogotá’s first metro line, expected to be issued in the first quarter of 2019.