Bologna: 15 intercity Scania LNG buses are being delivered (with news)
6 Dec 2019 - ConferenzaGNL
In Piazza Maggiore in Bologna was presented this morning one of the 15 LNG intercity buses that will enter into service in the coming days in the region. As indicated over the years by ConferenzaGNL, this is an initiative of TPER, the regional transport company of Emilia Romagna, launched with a European tender in 2017. The vehicles, Scania Interlink LNG, have a double tank that allows a range of 1200 km.
This is the first LNG bus line in Europe, following the delivery of a first similar vehicle by Scania to the Spanish company Alsa, on the route between the cities of Alcalá de Henares and Torrejón de Ardoz and the capital Madrid.
In order to supply the vehicles, a tender is about to be launched for the construction of two service stations, each equipped with an 80 m3 cryogenic tank and two dispensers for both LNG and L-CNG, one in Bologna and one in Ferrara. By next year, the LNG fleet of TPERs will be increased by a further 30 units.
Interesting news for the entire sector is that, until the delivery of the service stations, a 20 m3 tank will be used to feed the buses, essentially the tanker of a normal tanker of that capacity.