Irizar coaches conquer public transport in Cyprus

April 2022

For the first time, Irizar has moved into the medium-distance public transport service in Cyprus by concluding an agreement for the delivery of 31 units of the Irizar i4 and Irizar i3 models in the region of Paralimni, Agia Napa and the surrounding areas.

The contract signed with the operator OSEA, which after 10 years is once again the successful bidder for the operation of these lines, includes 20 Irizar i3 coaches and 11 Irizar i4 coaches, 12 metres long, with a single wide central door, on a Mercedes chassis.

The vehicles are equipped with a Masats K7 model PRM platform and have 51 seats, a wheelchair area and 2 PRM seats to guarantee accessibility and fluid movement for all passengers. The comfortable interiors of both coaches feel well lit and have high capacity personalised climate control systems so passengers and drivers alike can have a pleasant travel experience.

The coaches have lumbar adjustment seat belts in all seats to improve passenger safety and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), pedestrian and cyclist protection, as well as Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) that monitor the passenger compartment.

It also includes a multimedia and information system with 15” screens and USB charging ports. Another outstanding aspect of these coaches is that they have specific supports for the transfer of bicycles.

The adaptability and versatility of these vehicles offer a wide range of possibilities for comfort, safety, efficiency and connectivity that will undoubtedly provide a more than satisfactory experience to the more than 30,000 tourists who visit this region of Cyprus during summer.

With the incorporation of these new coaches into the OSEA fleet, Irizar’s entry into public service on the island for the first time and its presence in the tourism segment, means that the growth plans for Irizar continue to be promising in this market.