May 16, 2021. The Spanish company Salamanca de Transportes, belonging to the Grupo Ruiz, has presented five new buses with the New City body of the Grupo Castrosua on an Iveco Urbanway frame that are powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). The vehicles, which have involved an investment of close to 1.3 million euros, will enter service at the end of May or the beginning of June, once the registration process is completed.
With these new units, of the total Salamanca transport fleet, made up of 62 buses, only 12 will run on diesel, something that, in the words of the Mayor, highlights the municipal commitment to modernizing the service and respecting environment.
The 12-meter-long, 3-door vehicles have 23 seats, two spaces for belted wheelchairs and can carry up to 73 standing passengers. They are provided with a double ramp, automatic and manual, to facilitate access for people with reduced mobility, as well as USB for passengers, air conditioning, fire extinguishing equipment, cameras in doors and reversing, as well as interior signs, among others. things.
The driver’s area is completely ergonomic, with a seat with lumbar adjustment, armrests and belt, and it also has a semi-vandal-proof screen. As for its exterior, all the lighting is LED and the rear view mirrors are heated.