MOSCOW, 4 December (BelTA) – The Russian city of Kazan may buy large-capacity buses of the MAZ-215 model in the future for the sake of integrating them into the city's rapid bus transport system named Metrobus. One bus will be tested on four bus lines in the city till 6 December, the press service of the Belarusian embassy in Russia told BelTA.
Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin took a look at the new bus made by the Belarusian automobile engineering company MAZ. Deputy Commercial Director for Passenger Vehicles Sales, Head of the Passenger Vehicles Sales Office at OAO MAZ Vladimir Dormash said that the bus is designed to carry 167 people. “In a metropolitan city this model remains maneuverable and can rapidly transport a large number of people. Five doors allow passengers to enter and leave fast without holding up the traffic,” the MAZ representative noted.
The Kazan city administration believes that the new buses will make roads safer, will improve the environmental situation in the city, accelerate passenger transportation, reduce time in transit and the overall number of vehicles used to transport passengers.
MAZ-215 is a low-floor articulated bus powered by a Mercedes-Benz Euro 5 compliant engine and an automatic gearbox ZF. The bus is 18.75m long.