The UK’s first double-deck Scania/Caetano coaches enter service with Translink

Northern Ireland operator Translink has taken delivery of the UK's first double deck Scania/Caetano coaches. Destined for use onNorthern Ireland operator Translink has taken delivery of the UK’s first double deck Scania/Caetano coaches.  Destined for use on Translink’s premium Goldline service, the 12 vehicles in this order will operate services in the North West of the Province, primarily on the busy Belfast to Londonderry route, Service 212.

 
Northern Ireland operator Translink has taken delivery of the UK's first double deck Scania/Caetano coaches. Destined for use onBased on Scania’s K 410 UB6x2*4LB chassis, the new vehicles have 410 horsepower Euro 6 Scania DC13 115 SCR-only engines with Scania GR875R gearboxes and fully automated Opticruise gear selection system with integral retarder and push button control.  The Caetano Invictus coachwork has an overall length of 13.25-metres and a height of 4.05-metres.
 
Northern Ireland operator Translink has taken delivery of the UK's first double deck Scania/Caetano coaches. Destined for use onThe vehicles meet the very latest standards in terms of comfort and quality and are equipped with a number of enhanced features.  They also encompass a similar style and specification as already operational in the Goldline fleet, which is favoured by passengers and drivers alike.

Key features of the new Translink coaches include:

5V at seat charging points (USB sockets) ideal for using mobile devices   –   Free Wi-Fi   –  Comfortable leather seating    –  Generous legroom  –  76 seats  – Modern interior design    New external branding     –  Automatic Climate Control     – Wheelchair accessible Security CCTV   – Tinted glass window  – Double gazed windows ensures a quieter travel experience and better temperature control

Also offering full cmpliance with the latest Euro 6 emission standards, making them some of the most fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly passenger carrying Northern Ireland operator Translink has taken delivery of the UK's first double deck Scania/Caetano coaches. Destined for use onvehicles in the region, Translink’s engineers have worked closely with their suppliers to develop these high specification vehicles.

The vehicles were presented to Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont Castle on 25 January 2016.  Northern Ireland Department for Regional Development issued a press release on the event, a copy of which is attached.

 
Northern Ireland operator Translink has taken delivery of the UK's first double deck Scania/Caetano coaches. Destined for use onScania information
Scania is a major supplier to UK industry of trucks, buses, coaches and engines for industrial and marine applications.  Additionally, the company Northern Ireland operator Translink has taken delivery of the UK's first double deck Scania/Caetano coaches. Destined for use onprovides a wide range of complementary and ancillary services in support of its products and customers through its 89-strong network of service centres.  In 2015, Scania’s share of the UK heavy truck market was 19.5% and its combined bus and coach market share amounted to 7%. Based in Sweden and with production facilities in Europe and Latin America, Scania is a global organisation which markets its products in around 100 countries worldwide.