On 15 Ulrich Sieg, Director of Operations and Infrastructure at Hamburger Hochbahn AG, and Steffen Rothhardt, Head of the Buses Division at Hamburger Hochbahn AG,
commissioned the 50th Mercedes-Benz Citaro to be delivered in 2013. The anniversary vehicle symbolises the more than 15 years of trust which Hamburger Hochbahn AG has placed in the Citaro concept since 1997. Tammo Voigt, Head of Public Transport Fleet Sales at Mercedes-Benz Buses & Coaches, handed over the vehicle at the port of Hamburg. "The anniversary bus stands for the strong partnership which we have enjoyed with Hochbahn for many years now. Around 15 years ago, Hochbahn was one of the first companies to believe in the successful Citaro concept, and it has kept its faith to this day, having taken delivery of over 1000 Citaro buses in the meantime", said Tammo Voigt during the presentation ceremony. Ulrich Sieg said: "With its modular design, the Citaro has always managed to combine functionality, modernity and innovation, providing the basis for a successful concept."