VDL Bus & Coach recently delivered 54 Citea LLEs, Light Low Entry, to Veolia Transport Nederland.
Since the 9th of December the buses are used for regional transport in the Limburg concession, serving as replacements for older buses in the fleet. In 2007, VDL Bus & Coach delivered 185 Ambassadors to Veolia for Limburg (Dutch province). The Citea LLE was introduced in September 2011 as the successor to the Ambassador. The lightweight buses are equipped with the latest Euro 5 engines with EEV (Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle) technology. Based on its very positive experience with the Ambassadors currently in service for the Limburg and North Brabant (Dutch provinces) concessions, Veolia has once again chosen VDL buses. The good results in terms of fuel economy played an important role in this.
Willem van der Leegte, managing director VDL Bus & Coach Nederland: “That Veolia, thanks in part to their
good experience with our previous deliveries, once again chose VDL as partner is very important to us.
These VDL buses, which are made in the Netherlands, will be in service in the same region where Nedcar is
located. As has been announced in the media, Nedcar will officially become part of VDL on 14 December
2012. We are very pleased to be able to further strengthen our position in the automotive sector in Limburg
with these two developments.”