Irizar coaches for public transport in Wallonia in Belgium

July 2021

Irizar has delivered 31 integral buses for public transport in Wallonia. This order is a step forward for Irizar Benelux as it is the first batch of vehicles for public transport in Belgium.

26 of these Irizar i4 model full version vehicles have been acquired by OTW (Operateur de Transport de Wallonie) and from September they will operate on intercity routes, starting from the TEC depots in Brabant Wallon, Namur and Hainaut. The agreement includes an 8-year repair and maintenance (R&M) service contract.

The total cost of operation (TCO) of the coaches, as well as the ability to customize and deliver on time according to the operator’s needs, were decisive in choosing Irizar solutions and services.

In another order, a further 5 units are being operated by Keolis Belgium, making 31 Irizar brand units that will be operating on the roads of Wallonia in just a few weeks.

Of these 31 Irizar i4 coaches, 12 are 2-axle 12.2 m coaches and 19 are 3-axle, 15 m coaches, all fitted with passenger detection infrared sensors at the central door and an advanced passenger video surveillance and counting system.

The Irizar i4 is a versatile vehicle that makes the most of its performance and personality in urban and intercity areas. The different versions of this vehicle place an emphasis on accessibility and the idea of adaptability.

It comes in different lengths, from 9.4 m to 15 m, and in a range of finishing lines and floor heights, versions H, M and L. The new i4 version comes in both an integral version, with a DAF combustion engine in its full range of engines, in the Irizar brand Hybrid version (Cummins combustion engine with Eaton hybrid package) or hybrid chassis and biogas version (CNG or LNG), both on Scania chassis.

This lighter and more aerodynamic new generation, comes with integrated radar, new headlights with Full-LED option, rectangular LED fog lights and clearance lights, Full-LED tail-lights, a new windscreen, re-designed handles and rear and a three-segment rear bumper. Inside, the new dashboard design is striking, with the modular integration of vending machines and SAE systems, the aesthetic redesign of the seats and partitions and the integrated Full-LED lighting.