TfL spec Volvo double-decks for Tower Transit
Tower Transit is taking delivery of 11 Volvo B5LH double deck buses with Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 3 bodywork. The new 10.5 metre Euro 6 vehicles are built to TfL specification and are due to enter service on 7 March on the 212 route, between Walthamstow and Chingford.
The Euro 6 double-decks have a capacity of 95 passengers and the parallel hybrid B5LH includes the Volvo D5K 240 4-cylinder 5.1-litre Euro 6 engine rated at 240hp with a maximum torque of 918Nm at 1200-1600rpm and a 12-speed I-Shift gearbox.
“This is a significant 11 vehicle order from Tower Transit for TfL specification,” says Phil Fletcher, Volvo Bus regional sales manager. “These new hybrid buses will be operating daily on a busy London route and we’re looking forward to seeing the results, particularly with regards to fuel economy.”
Alan Coney, engineering director, Tower Transit, adds: “These buses represent a considerable investment in Volvo hybrid technology integrated with the Wrightbus Gemini 3 body that Tower Transit look forward to delivering a real quality product to our customer, TfL, and the travelling public alike.”