Three Danish touring coach companies together buy 10 Setra TopClass S 517 HDH

Three Danish touring coach companies together buy 10 Setra TopClass S 517 HDH
August 2014
Neu-Ulm/Koge (Denmark)
  • All vehicles in four-star version with 54 seats, TopSky panoramic glass roof and ski box
  • Touring coach companies from Jutland and the greater Copenhagen area come together to make the purchase
  • Delivery of the first six units at the Neu-Ulm customer centre
Neu-Ulm/Koge (Denmark) – EvoBus Danmark A/S in the Zeeland seaport of Koge on the Koge Bugt, south of Copenhagen, has completed a significant order for ten luxury touring coaches (Setra S 517 HDH). The first six units of this order have been delivered in Neu-Ulm. Under the leadership of the largest company, Papuga Bus A/S, three Danish bus operators have come together. The significance of such an individual order for the Danish subsidiary of EvoBus GmbH, Stuttgart, is clear because in this segment in the whole of Denmark an average of only approximately 30 to 40 units are approved each year.
10 Setra TopClass 500 for Denmark
As well as Papuga Bus A/S in Vejle (Jutland) situated 120 kilometres from Flensburg, the customers are Dana Turist in Terndrup near Aalborg (Jutland) and Kobenhavns Bustrafik ApS, under the management of Lars Larse, in Copenhagen. Out of the total order volume of ten units of the 14.17 m model, which is the longest TopClass 500, the Setra S 517 HDH with a 375 kW (510 hp) engine and the state-of-the-art 8-speed GO 250-8 transmission, Papuga Bus A/S is taking six units. Kobenhavns Bustrafik and Dana Turist are receiving two vehicles each. All three companies also act on behalf of Riis-Reisen, a coach travel organiser which offers high-quality trips throughout Europe. For Papuga Bus A/S, a key customer among the Danish bus and coach operators, the conclusion of this sale with EvoBus Danmark is of great importance in two respects. On the one hand this bus company frequently operates in replacement transport services (local and long-distance routes) for the Danish state railway (DSB) and to this end requires vehicles with a high comfort and quality standard. Also Papuga Bus and its young owner and boss, Peter Papuga, celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.

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Ready for collection: six Setra S 517 HDH at the Setra customer centre in Neu-Ulm.
Before the maiden voyage to Denmark: the drivers of the Danish coach companies inspect their Setra vehicles.
Six Setra S 517 HDH in front of the Setra customer centre in Neu-Ulm.