Scania to Deliver Bus Rapid Transit System to Ghana
SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden -- March 19, 2014
Scania (STO:SCVA)(STO:SCVB) has signed an agreement with Ghana’s Ministry for
Transport to supply buses and equipment for the Bus Rapid Transit System under
implementation in Accra. Scania will supply 300 buses and ancillary equipment
and services such as ticketing machines, workshop services, operational
support and infrastructure.
Accra, the capital and largest city in Ghana, is facing a severe traffic
situation that needs to be addressed by the use of high capacity buses.
TheBRTsolution provides an answer to the problem at a reasonable cost compared
to other alternatives. The use ofBRTsolutions is rapidly spreading over the
whole African continent, with many cities facing the same challenges as Accra.
“The delivery to Accramarks a major step in increasing Scania’s presence in
West Africa and will also serve as an important reference project for other
cities in the region,” says Fredrik Morsing, Regional Director for Scania in
The Minister for Transport, Hon. Mrs. Dzifa A. Attivor, states that “the
government is committed to addressing the transportation bottlenecks in our
cities and the BRT is a major transport policy being pursued by the Ministry.”
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems typically combine dedicated lanes, off-board
fare collection, station platforms level with the bus floor and bus priority
at intersections to achieve the speed of light rail or metro systems with the
lower cost and simplicity of buses.
Scania has extensive experience in delivering BRT turn-key solutions, with
more than 3.500 buses in operation on five continents.
Scania is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for
heavy transport applications, and of industrial and marine engines.
Service-related products account for a growing proportion of the company’s
operations, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions
and maximum uptime Scania also offers financial services. Employing some
41,000 people, the company operates in about 100 countries. Research and
development activities are concentrated in Sweden, while production takes
place in Europe and South America, with facilities for global interchange of
both components and complete vehicles. In 2013, net sales totalled SEK 86.8
billion and net income amounted to SEK 6.2 billion. Scania press releases are
available on www.scania.com(http://www.scania.com/se)
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