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May 23, 2014
- Coach operator Voyages Emile Weber of Luxembourg extends Setra fleet
- S 517 HD features large panoramic roof
- Prestigious vehicle boasts real wood floor, 2+1 seating and exclusive lounge
Coach operator Voyages Emile Weber has extended its fleet with the addition of an S 517 HD from the Setra ComfortClass 500 to meet the exacting standards of travellers from Luxembourg.
Whichever way you look at it, the S 517 HD is an extremely high-quality vehicle: from front to back and top to bottom. Passengers gain access to the 22 premium "Setra Ambassador"-type leather seats via a level floor made of real American walnut with black joint design. With a comfortable headroom of 2.10 m as well as generous 2+1 seating, the two-tone three-axle coach provides plenty of space for its occupants. In the rear the passing scenery can be enjoyed in an altogether special way in the eight-seat Setra premium lounge area. The large, 1.33 x 2.68 m tinted glass roof gives passengers a unique sensation of being enveloped by the open sky. With a light transmission capability of only one percent and in terms of its size, it represents an innovation in the European bus and coach production sector – and is available as an option for the ComfortClass 500.
Setra ComfortClass 500 touring coach forms part of framework agreement for 45 vehicles
The luxury coach from the Setra ComfortClass 500 series - complete with kitchenette, wash basin, Lavazza coffee machine, spacious lockers and also modern infotainment system with individual screens for each seat - is part of a framework agreement for 45 vehicles which Voyages Emile Weber has ordered from EvoBus GmbH.
The S 517 HD will be deployed by the company as a prestige vehicle for premium excursions throughout Europe, and will also be hired out to companies, associations and societies. Managing Director Roland Heinisch knows what his company's customers want and expect from the long-established operator: "The standard of coach travel in Luxembourg is higher than in other European countries. The outstanding quality of the Euro VI vehicle is a perfect match for the premium nature of our travel services."
Operating under the motto "first-class travel", the company provides its guests not only luxury and comfort, but also the very latest in safety equipment. On-board features of the five-star coach include the Assist Systems package exclusively offered by Setra, which comprises features such as the Lane Assistant, adaptive cruise control, Active Brake Assist (ABA2) with additional stop-and-go function, Attention Assist and also the automatic tyre pressure monitoring system. The Visibility package includes bi-xenon headlamps for low and high-bean headlamp functions, a high-pressure headlamp washer system and also ambient lighting for reversing manoeuvres.
Voyages Emile Weber – 17 travel agencies and 350 coaches
Coach operator Voyages Emile Weber was established in 1875 in the peaceful village of Canach with the purchase of a single stagecoach. Today, managed by the fifth generation of the family, the company is one of the largest coach and travel operators in Luxembourg and the surrounding area, with 17 travel agencies, a workforce of some 700 employees and a fleet of over 350 vehicles. The close partnership with Setra was established as early as 1962, when the exclusive tour operator opted to purchase a coach from the Ulm-based brand for the first time. The trust placed in the reliability and performance of the German vehicles has remained consistently high for Managing Director Fernand Weber since day one: "Setra buses and coaches have impressed the directors of our family operation for several generations with their attractive price-performance ratio, which among other things is also reflected in the high resale value of the vehicles."
The entrepreneur, who has worked for the company since 1961, has been assisted over the past 10 years by Emile Weber, Roland and Fernand Heinisch.
The company's main areas of business include regular service and school bus operations, transport services for the disabled and also the tourism sector, for which it offers travel agency and tour operator services.
The "Reckschleed" coach depot in Canach, located on an almost seven-hectare area of land, is one of the most modern coach depots in Europe.