Major VDL order
During Busworld 2013 in Kortrijk, VDL Bus & Coach signed a contract for the delivery of 44 VDL vehicles to Swedish operator Byberg & Nordin. With 27 Futura FMD2, it is the first major order for the new model within the Futura family. The order also includes four Futuras FHD2s, eight Citea LLEs and five MidEuros, all equipped with Euro6 engines. They will be put into service in the Swedish county of Vasternorrland in mid-2014.
CEO Byberg & Nordin AB, Tomas Byberg, said, ‘The tender requirements in Vasternorrland were focused on emission reduction. VDL’s lightweight concept means a reduction of harmful emissions and also has a beneficial effect on the operating costs. These were two key focal points in the preparation of our tender specification. We are very pleased to be able to provide our customers on the regional lines a higher comfort level with the Futura FMD2.’