From Stuttgart to the four corners of Europe

From Stuttgart to the four corners of Europe
August 2013
  • Tour operator SSB Reisen adds the S 516 HD to its fleet
  • Subsidiary of Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG opts to save on costs and the environment
  • ComfortClass 500 coach boasts state-of-the-art safety systems
Stuttgart - The three letters "SSB" stand for one of the most modern local public transport operators in Germany, and with almost 500 buses and trains the Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (SSB) guarantees a high degree of mobility in the state capital of Baden-Württemberg. Through its tour operator subsidiary SSB Reisen GmbH, the company is also able to transport its passengers far beyond the boundaries of the city in the very latest touring coaches. Now the company has extended its fleet with the addition of an S 516 HD coach from the Setra ComfortClass 500. For managing director Alexander Steinkrug, this is a worthwhile investment in both ecological as well as economical terms: "For me, changing our fleet over to forward-looking technologies by opting for this comfortable Euro VI-compliant touring coach is a logical development, which not only helps to ensure predictable operating costs but also fully meets our needs in terms of environmental compatibility."
On its travels throughout Europe, the three-axle S 516 HD is able to accommodate 48 passengers on comfortable Setra Voyage plus touring seats which are equipped with headrests finished in leather as well as footrests. Thanks to an audio/video system and the Coach Multimedia System (CMS) with DVD player and USB socket, travellers can enjoy a comprehensive range of information and entertainment options featuring sound quality at the highest level.
ComfortClass 500 boasts state-of-the-art safety systems
The new Setra ComfortClass 500 coaches are fitted with the most state-of-the-art driver assistance systems currently available in the sector. These include Adaptive Cruise Control and Adaptive Brake Assist 2 (ABA2), as well as the exclusive Visibility package, which among other features comprises bi-xenon headlamps for dipped and main beams, a high-pressure headlamp cleaning system and ambient illumination for reversing manoeuvres.
SSB Reisen – 250 trips to 100 destinations each year
The business divisions of SSB Reisen GmbH are wholly owned subsidiaries of Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG, the local public transport operator of Stuttgart, the state capital of Baden-Württemberg. The tour operator was founded in 1972 and markets its 250 trips and excursions to more than 100 destinations each year via its four own travel agencies in Stuttgart and more than 200 additional branch offices in the Middle-Neckar region.

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    Accommodating some 48 passengers, the new S 516 HD deployed by SSB Reisen enables travellers to discover Europe in comfort.