Scania L113

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Scania L113
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SMRT Buses Alexander Strider bodied L113CRL in Singapore
Overview
Manufacturer Scania
Production 1989-1998
Body and chassis
Doors 1-2
Floor type Step entrance or Low entry
Powertrain
Engine
  • Scania DS11
  • Scania DSC11
Capacity up to 60 passengers
Dimensions
Length 10.7 - 12.3 metres
Width 2.52 metres
Height 3.00 metres
Chronology
Successor Scania L94

The Scania L113 was a step entrance and low entry single-decker bus chassis manufactured by Scania in Sweden between 1989 and 1998. It is a low entry compartment to the low floor N113.

Design

Sydney Buses Ansair bodied L113CRL in Coogee in January 2009
Arriva North East East Lancs European bodied L113 in Newcastle in May 2009

The L113 was largely a cross between the N113 and K113, with the front section of its chassis of a similar height to that of the N113, and an 11-litre engine that was mounted longitudinally as per the K113. However, it differed from both models by having this engine inclined to the side.[1]

Sales

In Scandinavia, the L113 was sold mainly as an interurban bus with bodywork by a range of manufacturers including Carrus and Ajokki of Finland and DAB of Denmark. It was also sold as a city bus in South America.[1]

Australia

Sydney Buses purchased 102 step entrance L113CRB, 156 low entry L113CRL and 50 14.5 metre step entrance L113TRBs bodied by Ansair between January 1993 and April 1998.[2]

Portugal

In Portugal, the L113 was sold between 1993 and 1998. The most commom bodyworks was the Marcopolo Tricana and Irmãos Mota Atomic UR95, but it was also available with Irmãos Mota Atomic UR89 or CAMO Camus bodyworks, all of them as city buses. However, the L113 was also sold as a coach, almost all of them using Irmãos Mota MKIII bodywork, but they could also be seen bodied with CAMO Riviera.

Singapore

A total of 77 L113s were supplied to SingaporeTrans-Island Bus Services taking 50 with Alexander Strider bodies and 15 with Greek built ELBO bodies between 1995 and 1997, and Singapore Bus Service taking 12 with Soon Chow bodies in 1995.

United Kingdom

The L113 was introduced to the United Kingdom in 1994, with 511 delivered.[3]

Early examples had step-entrance Northern Counties Paladin and Alexander Strider bodies, while East Lancs offered the European and later the Flyte.

However, the L113 sold best with the low-entry Wright Axcess-Ultralow with 330 such vehicles built, the majority for FirstGroup subsidiaries.

Replacement

In 1997, Scania introduced its 4-series range of buses, which utilised smaller and cleaner engines in order to comply with Euro2 emission limits. The L113 was thus replaced by the 9-litre engined L94.

References

  1. ^ a b Buses Yearbook 2009 (Ian Allan Publishing, 2008) ISBN 978-0-7110-3295-8
  2. ^ State Transit Authority Bus Australia
  3. ^ Scania L113 Bus Lists on the Web

External links

Media related to Scania L113 at Wikimedia Commons

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