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Higher Driving Comfort Thanks to 750 New DIWA.5 Transmissions in Istanbul

Citybuses provide the highest proportion of public transport systems in Istanbul. For service in the metropolis on two continents, IETT Istanbul, Turkey's largest transport operator, has ordered 750 new buses. All of them will be fitted with Voith DIWA.5 automatic transmissions.

The buses in the Turkish capital have to cope with enormous demands: high traffic density,
congestion as well as stop-start traffic are the order of the day. To ensure that passengers can
travel even more comfortably and economically, IETT has purchased a total of 750 low-floor buses from the Turkish manufacturer Otokar.

With its order to Voith, Otokar once again decides in favor of the DIWA.5 automatic transmission.

Voith delivered the first 150 transmissions by the end of 2012, and the first buses will enter
service shortly afterwards. They will operate in all parts of the city and also on routes across
the Bosporus bridges. IETT places great importance on maximum accessibility for disabled
passengers. The twelve-meter Kent buses with three doors allow stepless entry for all commuters.

 

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