It's already a familiar sight on the streets of Istanbul, Bucharest, Szeged, and now it's coming to Warsaw. Since the Mercedes-Benz Conecto first went into production in 2007, it has become a firm favourite among bus operators in Eastern Europe and Turkey.
On 19 November the first Conecto articulated buses were presented in a ceremony to Warsaw transport authority MZA, Miejskie Zakłady Autobusowe Sp. z o.o. Roman Biondi, brand spokesperson for Mercedes-Benz Omnibusse EvoBus GmbH, presented the symbolic key to MZA in the presence of Warsaw's deputy mayor, Jacek Wojciechowicz.Mercedes-Benz won the major order in a tendering process run by the local transit services provider. MZA modernises its fleet at regular intervals. Currently the fleet numbers 1300 urban regular-service buses. The order is of particular significance to Mercedes-Benz, because it marks the first time in many years that buses bearing the three-pointed star will travel the streets of Poland's capital.