Volvo Buses has received an order for a total of 230 city buses from Kingston, Jamaica. The first 65 buses will be delivered at the end of 2011. The transaction is worth just over 16 million euros.
The Jamaican authorities are now implementing a massive public transport improvement programme in Kingston to create better living conditions for the city's population. I am proud that Volvo Buses is part of this process, says Alexandre Selski, who is handling the transaction on behalf of Volvo.
The order encompasses 210 conventional Volvo B7R buses and 20 Volvo B12M articulated buses. The vehicles will be delivered over a three-year period starting this year. The order is valued at a total of 16.3 million euros. The purchaser is JUTC, the Jamaican Urban Transit Company.
Most of the bus chassis will be built at the Volvo Buses factory in Borås, Sweden. The articulated bus chassis will be built by Volvo in Curitiba, Brazil. The bodies are built by VDL Jonckheere in Belgium.