NAZAR Trucks Buses and more Cataluna Gerona Spain 1957 – 1967


Nazar was een vrachtwagenmerk uit Spanje.

Nazar werd opgericht in 1957 en was gevestigd in Zaragoza. Nazar maakte vooral vrachtwagens met laadvermogens tussen de 1.5 en de 9 ton. Voor de lichtere modellen gebruikte het bedrijf de motoren van het merk Perkins en voor de zwaardere modellen gebruikte het motoren van het merk Henschel. Nazar werd in 1967 overgenomen door Barreiros.

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Officine VIBERTY Turino Italy

Logo officine Viberti


Articulated trolleybus Fiat 2472 with Viberti body in MilanoArticulated trolleybus Fiat 2472 with Viberti body in Milano

Fiat Viberti Monotral CV61Fiat Viberti Monotral CV61

Viberti Logo

Viberti badge

Officine Viberti was an Italian manufacturer of trailers, coach and bus bodies and mopeds, better known by its integral Monotral chassisless self-supporting coaches and buses. It was based in Turin. Viberti made the Vi-Vi moped from 1955 until 1957 in alliance with the German motorcycle manufacturer Victoria.


The company was founded in 1922 to build civilian and military transport vehicles and was a supplier to the Italian armed forces during World War II. One of its products was the SPA-Viberti AS.42 armored car.

Viberti is now part of the Acerbi-Viberti Group.

See also

040 126 584 & 588 FIAT 405 Viberti buses 1568 - Lancia Esatau - 1511-1595 Viberti 1938 Carrozzeria Viberti arambul 1938 Viberti EIAR means Ente Italiano Audizioni Radioniche 1949 Fiat 1100 ELR Viberti Ambulancia 1949 viberti fiat 1100BLR ambulanza Ordine Mauriziano 1950 FIAT 680 Ru Viberti CV5 1950 Viberti Autosnodato 1951 fiatambulance 1949-1953 1100 ELR Viberti as well, I guess 1954 Fiat 682.RN Viberti CV.7 1 entro il 1972 1955 Fiat 682 RN Viberti Monotral 1955 Fiat 682.RN Viberti CV.6 entro il 1972 1955 Fiat 682RN Viberti Articulated Bus Factory Photo 1955 Fiat 682RN Viberti GT Intercity Bus Factory Photo 1955 Fiat 682RN Viberti Transit Bus Factory Photo 1955 Lancia car porter - Esatau P chassis, bodied by Viberti in 1955 1955 Lancia car porter - Esatau P chassis, bodied by Viberti 1955 Lancia V11 Viberti Transit Bus 1956 Fiat 411 Monotral Snodato Viberti 1956 Fiat 692.RN Viberti CV.6 1956 Golden Dolphin Viberti, Italian gas turbine bus 1956 OM Super Orione Viberti TS 23779 SAP Trieste 6 1956 1956 Viberti p 3 1957 lancia_esatau_1957_images_1_b 1958 Fiat 306-2 Viberti CV.24B 1958 1972-1979 1958 FIAT 2472 Viberti 4-axle articulated trolleybus on route 90 1958 FIAT 2472 Viberti 4-axle 1958 filosnodato Fiat 2472 Viberti CGE 1959 Fiat 306 2 Con Carrozzeria Viberti 1959 Fiat 306-2 con carrozzeria Viberti 1959 Lancia Esatau Viberti IMCD 1960 Fiat 306-2 Viberti CV.24B 1972-1980 1960 Fiat 405 Viberti CV39 1960 1961 Fiat 413 Viberti Monotral CV61 in Profumo di donna, 1974 1961 Viberti Monotral CV61 Fiat 413 ATM Torino 1961 1962 Lancia Esatau P V.11 Viberti Monotral 1964-FIAT 690 N1 - Rim.VIBERTI 1965 Lancia 703.08 Viberti AV.9 1965 Viberti advertisement 1968 Bus 703 Lancia and Fiat 306 of the company Officine Viberti of Turin 1978 Viberti JHM-1978-1321 - (I) Turin, autobus 2004 Viberti Turbo City U I 303300-2 ALFA ROMEO 350A VIBERTI FORSE Articulated trolleybus Fiat 2472 with Viberti body in Milano Autobotte Fiat 615N Viberti Autobotte Fiat 642N Viberti Autobus Fiat 680 carrozzato dalla Viberti. Autobus Viberti Autocarro Lancia Beta 190 Viberti Autocisterna Fiat 682N3 Viberti ESSO Autotreno cisterna Fiat 682N Viberti Bussen Viberti(I) Camion Fiat 634 Viberti Camion Fiat 682N Viberti Camion Lancia Esatau Viberti DSCN6698 (Lancia Esagamma 718) Tags bus torino oldtimer doubledecker Fiat 306 it's a monocoque Viberti Monotral CV24 with Fiat 306 engine, gearbox and axles Fiat 413 Viberti Fiat 413 Viberti ... Fiat 666 Viberti fiat 680 N pub-carrosse-viberti-barilla-img Fiat 680 RN Viberti Fiat 682 N2 Viberti Fiat 682 Viberti a Fiat 682 Viberti Fiat 682N2 3 assi Viberti Fiat 682n3 3 assi Perlini e rimorchio Viberti Piero Della Valentina Fiat 682n4 Scremin Bassano e Fiat 682n2 3 Assi Viberti Autotrasporti Ghezzi Mezzolombardo Raduno Oldtimer San Felice Bolzano Italy July 2012 Fiat 690 N1 - 8x2 Nachlaufachse Umbau Viberti Fiat 690 N3 Viberti 577 in viale Isonzo Fiat Viberti Monotral CV61 Fiat-Viberti filobus viberti ri Furgone Fiat 642RN2 Viberti trasporto latte Furgone OM Taurus 340 Viberti images Iveco 316 Viberti Lancia Esatau con rimorchio Viberti Lancia Esatau P V.11 Viberti Monotral a Lancia Esatau Viberti in Vento Logo officine Viberti Officine Viberti Torino - 1957 officine Viberti OM Super Taurus Viberti Monotral a OM Super Taurus Viberti Monotral OM Viberti 15 T 180 Pegaso Monotral Viberti (1955) pegaso-monotral-viberti-02 pegaso-monotral-viberti-07 pegaso-monotral-viberti-10 Pullman-Autobus-VIBERTI-Fiat-680-Bus-Milano semir.viberti towing a Viberti 141T trailer esatau864 tro_viberti V009_grande Viberti 1 Viberti 2 Viberti 11 Viberti BVF 203 Viberti Golden Dolphin Viberti Logo Viberti tonon5 Viberti Torino b Viberti Torino Viberti Turbo City S I Viberti U842 I Viberti VF 180 6x6 viberti-monotral-05 viberti-monotral-09 viberti-motocarro1 Victoria Viberti zo9nyu

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VÉTRA Société des Véhicules et Tracteurs Electriques Paris 1925-1964 France


Former type Private
Industry Transportation
Fate Bankrupt
Founded 1925
Defunct 1964
Headquarters Paris, France
Area served Worldwide
Products Trolleybuses, electric locomotives

Vétra (or Vetra), or more formally the Société des Véhicules et Tracteurs Electriques, was a French manufacturer of trolleybuses and electric locomotives. Founded in 1925, it became one of Western Europe’s largest builders of trolleybuses during the middle decades of the 20th century, making in excess of 1,750 vehicles, for cities in France and in several other countries. The company ceased production in 1964.


1950 Limoges Vetra VBRh trolleybus 271 in 1988Limoges was one of the last places where Vétra trolleybuses operated. This 1950-built example was photographed in 1988.

Vétra was founded in 1925 and was based in Paris. After initially experimenting with production of accumulator railcars, the company made its first trolleybus in 1927. The first Vétra trolleybuses were two vehicles, model MV, supplied to the AubagneCuges trolleybus system, which was located just east of Marseille and began operation on 22 September 1927. In the decades that followed, Vétra had a near-monopoly on French trolleybus production. Trolleybus systems operating in France also bought their fleets nearly exclusively from Vétra. From the 1930s through the 1950s, the “overwhelming majority” of trolleybuses in use on French systems were built by Vétra. On a smaller scale, the company also sold trolleybuses to systems located in other countries.

1939 VETRA CS35 (et VBRH)

1939 VETRA CS35 (et VBRH)

The traction motors and other electrical equipment in Vétra trolleybuses were supplied by Alsthom (now called Alstom) in all or nearly all cases, while many mechanical parts, often including chassis, came from Berliet. The vehicle bodies were fabricated by various different companies, Berliet included. In its 38 years of trolleybus production, the company made no less than 31 different models. Some were only small variations on another model. For example, the VBRh was basically the same as the VBR except was 2.9 m tall instead of 2.7 m, and the h suffix in the model number stood for “haute” (high).

1948 Vétra-Berliet VBRh n° 272 ex-Paris Limoges F

1948 Vétra-Berliet VBRh n° 272 ex-Paris Limoges F

Models produced included both two-axle and three-axle rigid vehicles, with large numbers of each. In its history, Vétra only built one articulated trolleybus. This was a prototype for Algiers, Algeria. Built in 1950/51, it was designated model VA4.SR and had four axles, three in the front section and one in the trailing section. It was tested on the Paris trolleybus system in January 1951. This prototype was unsuccessful, and it was eventually rebuilt into a three-axle rigid vehicle.

1954 VETRA-BERLIET VA3B2 3 axelss

1954 VETRA-BERLIET VA3B2 3 axelss

Vétra also made some freight vehicles for a non-passenger trolleytruck line between Villey-Saint-Étienne and Varangéville, France. It also built small electric locomotives for use on mine railways.

1943 Vétra-Berliet CB60 n° 10 Limoges F

1943 Vétra-Berliet CB60 n° 10 Limoges F

In 1961 Pegaso, the Spanish truck and bus maker, reached an agreement with Vetra to launch to the Spanish market a Pegaso trolleybus, called model 8010, based on Vetra technology. The operation, however, was a failure, due to the contemporary import to Spain of several tenths of ex-London Transport BUT units; and only one Pegaso 8010, with a Seida body, was ever built.

1959-68 VETRA BERLIET Barcelona

1959-68 VETRA BERLIET Barcelona

By the early 1960s, several French trolleybus systems had closed, and most of those that remained were destined to close within a few years, so were not purchasing new trolleybuses. Facing a steep decline in orders, Vétra filed for bankruptcy. Production ended in 1964, with the completion of an order for two VBH85 trolleybuses for Fribourg, Switzerland.

Vetra 29 roule sur la ligne 8-9 en direction du Jura.

Vetra 29 roule sur la ligne 8-9 en direction du Jura. Suisse.


Vétra sold trolleybuses to transit systems in 12 different countries, on three continents, including as far away as Chile. However, the majority were sold to systems in France. The overall total was in excess of 1,750, a quantity that has been matched or exceeded by only very few other trolleybus manufacturers.


1957 Vétra VBF-model trolleybus in Grenoble in 1965. This vehicle originally served the Paris trolleybus systemA 1957 Vétra VBF-model trolleybus in Grenoble in 1965. This vehicle originally served the Paris trolleybus system.

Seida Pegaso 5070 Seida Pegaso 6035 SEIDA Trolleybus 3 asser Vetra

Seida bodied three-axle Vétra trolleybus for the city of Madrid


The Lyon trolleybus system purchased by far the largest number of Vétra trolleybuses of any system, a total of 372, comprising seven different models. Other large buyers in France were Marseille (145, of seven different models), Paris (133), St. Etienne (78), and Limoges (43). After the closure of the Paris system, in 1966, its 38 VBF trolleybuses were sold to the Grenoble system, and 40 of its VBRh trolleybuses were sold to Limoges; 24 of the latter entered service there, and some remained in service until 1989.

Other European countries where Vétra found buyers were Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Spain and Switzerland. Most were small orders, but in Spain, 45 Vétras were purchased by Madrid and a total of 55 by Bilbao, in multiple orders.

Outside Europe

Vétra also found a good market in North Africa, where it sold to all but one of the eight trolleybus systems in operation, including Algiers,Constantine (3 separate operators) and Oran, in Algeria; Cairo, Egypt; Casablanca, Morocco; and Tunis, Tunisia. The sole exception was the system in Tétouan, Morocco, which bought all of its trolleybuses from Saurer. The trolleybuses sold to some of these systems in the 1930s were designed by Vétra but built by various other companies.

The company sold trolleybuses to a total of only two systems outside Europe and North Africa. Santiago, Chile, purchased 100 in 1952–53, and Niterói, Brazil, opened its trolleybus system with 45 Vétras in 1953. The Niteroi vehicles were model VBRh, which was Vétra’s most widely sold model in the post-war era, bought by many cities. By contrast, the Santiago vehicles were a unique model, VA2, and were approximately the same size as, and bore a strong resemblance to, trolleybuses that the Santiago system had purchased from the U.S. company Pullman-Standard in 1946–48 and 1952.

Last active examples

Lyon_trolleybus_471_in_1981A small fleet of short-chassis vehicles in Lyon were the last Vétra trolleybuses in service anywhere.

By 1983, with the retirement of St. Etienne’s last Vétra trolleybuses, Limoges and Lyon were the only systems anywhere that continued to use Vétras in service. The last active examples in Limoges were ex-Paris VBRh vehicles built in 1949–54, and these were retired in June 1989. This left the Lyon trolleybus system as the last operator of Vétra trolleybuses anywhere.

Although Lyon once had a large fleet of Vétra trolleybuses, by late 1981 all that remained were ones from a batch of 22 VBH85 trolleybuses, built jointly by Vétra and Berliet in 1963, which had a short chassis and were used only on Lyon route 6, which follows narrow streets and has hairpin turns. In 1984/85, Lyon operator TCL chose to refurbish seven of these, rather than buy a new batch of non-standard-length trolleybuses just for one route.[16] As a result, these last Vétra trolleybuses (renumbered 1701–1707) received an extended life, remaining in service until early 2000.


More than 30 Vétra-built trolleybuses have been preserved, with 33 examples accounted for as of 2000, all but four being in France.

By operators

Some are owned by transit agencies that are currently still operate trolleybuses, but the vehicles concerned may or may not be in operating condition. The Limoges trolleybus system has preserved 1944/45 CB60 No. 18, and the Lyon system has preserved 1962 Vétra-Berliet ELR No. 10 (which is ex-Marseille 331 in 1977). The St. Etienne system has preserved three different examples: 1952 VCR No. 72, 1955 VA3B2 No. 151 (ex-Marseille 155), and 1962 VBBh/ELR No. 126.

At museums

Trolleybus Vetra-2Three restored Vétra trolleybuses on display at the Musée des transports urbains, interurbains et ruraux, in Paris

Most of the surviving Vétra trolleybuses are in the collections of museums or preservation groups. The largest number, by far, is owned by theAssociation pour le Musée des Transports Urbains, Interurbains et Ruraux (AMTUIR), in Paris, which counted 10 Vétra trolleybuses in its collection as of 2000. The Musée Provençal des Transports Urbains et Ruraux (MPTUR), in La Barque, has three Vétra trolleybuses. The Amis du Rail et des Transports de Marseille (ARTM), in Marseille, has two.

At least three Vétra trolleybuses are preserved outside France, including Limoges No. 5 (a 1943 CB60), which is owned by an individual but is kept at The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft, in the UK, and operates occasionally at the museum. Lyon 1704, a 1963 Vétra-Berliet VBH85, from the batch that were the very last Vétra trolleybuses in service anywhere, joined the Sandtoft collection in 2006.

1939 VETRA CS35 (et VBRH) 1939 Vétra CS55 n° 21 Poitiers F 1943 Vetra CB60 inside 1943 Vetra CB60 trolleybus 5, 964 H 87 1943 Vetra Inside 1943 Vétra-Berliet CB60 n° 10 Limoges F 1947 Vétra CS60 n° 53 Marseille 1948 Vétra-Berliet VBRh n° 272 ex-Paris Limoges F 1950 Limoges Vetra VBRh trolleybus 271 in 1988 1950 Vétra VA3 n° 124 Perpignan 1951 VETRA VBRH (et CS35) 1954 VETRA-BERLIET VA3B2 3 axelss 1957 Vétra VBF-model trolleybus in Grenoble in 1965. This vehicle originally served the Paris trolleybus system 1959-68 VETRA BERLIET Barcelona 1963 VETRA-BERLIET VBH85 Lyon 1972 Vetra CB 60 à Limoges 1981 Vetra ELR à Saint-Étienne Lyon_trolleybus_471_in_1981 Berliet Vetra 325 JE 06 Berliet-Vetra trolleybus, of STAS (Société de Transports de l'Agglomération Stéphanoise) St Ettiene Lyon Vetra VBH85 No. 1704 Seida Pegaso 5070 Seida Pegaso 6035 SEIDA Trolleybus 3 asser Vetra TROLLEYBUS VETRA - Ligne 183 TROLLEYBUS VETRA Logo Trolleybus Vetra-2 Vetra (Carde y Escoriaza) Spanje Vetra 4.7 Vetra 29 roule sur la ligne 8-9 en direction du Jura. Vetra 30 et 26 déclassés attendent leur sort. Vetra EH87 1704 7830 LG 69 Lyon (France) Vetra sur trolleybus CB 60 Vétra VBF n° 637 ex TAG Grenoble (Colombes - France) VETRA-BERLIET VA3B2 (Badge) LYON

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VAN HOOL BELGIUM 1947 Bus and Coachbuilders

Van Hool
Type Private
Industry Automotive manufacture
Automotive engineering
Founded 1947
Headquarters Koningshooikt, Belgium
Key people Bernard Van Hool (founder)
Filip Van Hool (CEO)
Products Bus
Subsidiaries Van Hool USA

02Van Hool Astromega TD927 coach for the Oxford Tube

03Van Hool Alizée HE-II body on a ScaniaK113CRB coach for New Enterprise Coaches

04A British spec double deck Van Hool coach.

05A bi-articulated Van Hool AGG300

06Front view of AGG300.

07A Van Hool single articulated bus with North American specifications north of Toronto, Canada.

Van Hool NV is a Belgian family-owned coachbuilder and manufacturer of buses, coaches, trolleybuses, and trailers.

The company was founded in 1947 by Bernard Van Hool in Koningshooikt, near to Lier, Belgium. In the early years, the company introduced serial production and exported their products all over Europe. Since the mid-1980s, the company has also been active on the North American market, where it has become an important player.

On February 15, 1957, Van Hool signed a commercial agreement with Fiat; Van Hool would incorporate Fiat engines and other mechanical components (gearboxes, axles, steering) in its vehicles. It developed from a coachbuilder to a Belgian manufacturer of integral buses and coaches, known as Van Hool-Fiat. Alongside these activities, the company continued as a renowned coachbuilder, enabling further expansion.

The Van Hool-Fiat co-operation was immediately a great success: a year and a half after the agreement was signed, in August 1958, the 100th Van Hool-Fiat was delivered, and by July 1961, the figure had exceeded 500. The co-operation agreement with Fiat was terminated in 1981.

In 1990, Van Hool purchased the coachbuilding business of LAG Manufacturing and continued producing their EOS models for about ten years.

Most of the buses and coaches are built totally by Van Hool, with engines and axles sourced from Caterpillar, Cummins, DAF and MAN and gearboxes from ZF or Voith, with some of their production still consisting of building bus and coach bodies on separate bus chassis from manufacturers such as Volvo and Scania.

Worldwide, Van Hool employs 4,500 people and manufactures over 1,700 buses and coaches (bodyworks and complete vehicles combined) and 5,000 trailers each year. It sells an average of 600 coaches, annually, in the US.

Product range (Europe)

In Europe, Van Hool has the broadest range of coaches of all manufacturers on the market, though all designs share similar looks and are based on the same platform, the T9. The same philosophy is used on the transit bus range, the A-series. Many different versions are available, all sharing the same looks. In recent years, the company has been focussing on new propulsion technologies, introducing fuel-cell hybrid buses as well as diesel-electric hybrids.

Discontinued products

T8 series touring coach

The T8 platform was introduced in 1979. The body was based on the Alizee bodywork that had been launched the previous year. Over the course of several years, a large range of touring coaches were developed based on this platform, each distinguished by a number and a name, following a clear naming convention. For example, in ‘TD824 Astromega’:

  • T = Touringcar (touring coach)
  • D = Dubbeldek (double deck)
  • 8 = Part of the T8 series
  • 24 = theoretical maximum number of seat rows
  • Astromega = name of the double deck integrals

In 1991, an updated ‘T8 New Look’ was introduced. But this was called the T9 in its North American version. Production was ended in the late 1990s, following the introduction of the new (European) T9 platform.

A-series transit bus

In the 1980s, European countries started to move away from standard bus designs, leaving the design of transit buses to the manufacturers. Van Hool’s response was the development of the A-series transit buses. The first member, the A500, was introduced in 1985. A complete family would follow, again following a clear naming convention. For example, in ‘AG500’:

  • A = Autobus (transit bus)
  • G = Geleed (articulated)
  • 500 = height of the floor, in millimeters

Production of the A-series continued into the early 21st century, when it was replaced by the newA-series.

Current products

T9 series touring coaches

The new T9 series (not to be confused with the US T9 series, which corresponds with the European T8 New Look) was launched in 1995. It included a completely new body design, as well as many other improvements. The same philosophy as with the T8 was applied: one platform, many different versions. Also, the naming convention was retained. Over the years, many new variants have been developed, making the T9-series the most extensive series of motorcoaches available today. Different models (all available in at least 2 lengths, see ‘products’ below) include the Atlino and Atlon, so-called double earners, with different floor heights, the Alicron, Acron and Astron, standard touring coaches with different heights and thus different luggage space, the Altano, which has an underfloor cockpit, the Astronef, which features a sloping theatre-style floor, and the double deck Astromega.

Additionally, the T9 body is also available on chassis by Scania, Volvo and VDL, though only in Sweden and on the British Isles. These motorcoaches are referred to as Alizee (single deck) and Astrobel (double deck).

TX series touring coaches

08A Megabus Van Hool TDX27 Astromega at Buchanan Bus Station

At Busworld 2011 in Kortrijk, Belgium, Van Hool presented the successor to the T9 series. The new series is called TX.

newA series transit buses

In 2001, Van Hool introduced the newA series transit buses, replacing the A series. It featured a new body design and many other improvements. A complete family was developed, with different length and configurations.

ExquiCity BRT solution

In April 2011 Van Hool launched a new Multi Propulsion Platform called ExquiCity, aimed specifically at the BRT market. The bus has the styling and comfort of a tram, with the flexibility and cost of a bus. The ExquiCity was launched in two lengths, the single-articulated ExquiCity 18 and the double-articulated ExquiCity 24. Both are available as trolley buses, diesel-electric hybrids, fuel-cell hybrids or full-electric buses. First orders were placed by the Italian city of Parma (ExquiCity 18 trolley) and the French city of Metz (ExquiCity 24 diesel electric hybrid). A mock-up was presented at the UITP Congress in Dubai.

EX series touring coaches

09A Van Hool EX16M produced in Macedonia. Shown at the IAA 2014

At the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung 2014 in Hanover, Germany, Van Hool presented a new series of touring coaches for the European market. This new line is called EX. It is produced in the Van Hool factory in Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Macedonia is considered to be alow-wage country where production costs are much lower than in Belgium.

Product range (North America)

Due to American Federal Safety requirements and other unique factors, only highway touring coaches were introduced in the US initially. Transit coaches by Van Hool were not introduced until 2002. Currently, Van Hool has four separate product lines for sale: the T21-series deluxe touring coaches, the C20-series touring coaches, the

Van Hool TD925 double-decker coach a Van Hool TD925 double-decker coach

Van Hool TD925 double-decker coach

TD925 double-decker coach, and the A-series transit buses. Van Hool’s exclusive dealer in the US is ABC Companies.

Discontinued products

T8 series touring coach

VAN HOOL T815 ACRON (PR 10 9) Van Hool T815 ACRON VAN HOOL T815 Alizée VAN HOOL T815

The T815 was first introduced to the US market in 1987. Later subsequent models are collectively known as the T8 series. The earliest use Cummins L10 diesels. Later versions use Cummins M11 diesels.

It was available as 30, 40 and 45 foot length versions.

T9 series touring coach

T9 series are almost identical to the T8 series visually, and are largely identical mechanically as well, except for incremental updates. T9 series upgraded the suspension airbags to larger heavy-duty versions, as well as upgraded front axle to disc brakes instead of drum brakes. However, many of the earliest T9’s indeed lack these upgrades. What’s even more interesting, Van Hool’s VIN consider T8 and T9 to be the same family.

1997 Van Hool T945

1997 Van Hool T945

It was available as 40-foot (T940) or extended 45-foot (T945) versions.

Current products

T21 series luxury touring coach

Introduced in 1996 and based on the European T9 platform, the T21 series features an updated stream-line design and more engine choices. Whereas T8 and T9 series are almost exclusively powered by Cummins diesel engines, T21 are available with Cummins M11 plus engine, Detroit Diesel series 60 engine, or the latest Caterpillar C13 ACERT “clean diesel” engine. Most recent versions simplified the windshield into 2 panes only, replaced headlight assemblies with individual projector lamps, and consolidated the driver console.

Van Hool T2145 at Harbor and Katella in Anaheim

Van Hool T2145 at Harbor and Katella in Anaheim © Andrew Novak

Available as 40-foot (T2140) or extended 45-foot (T2145) versions.

C20 series touring coach

Introduced as a lower-cost coach intended for long-line duty, the C20 series, with similar European looks to the T21 series, was introduced in 2000 to the US market. C20 is available with Cummins ISX12 or Detroit Diesel DD13 engine. Previous generations could also be equipped with Cummins M11 plus, Detroit Diesel series 60 and Caterpillar C13 engine. Both Allison B500 automatic and ZF AS Tronic automated gearboxes are available.

Greyhound operates a fleet of C2045s along with its MCI buses in Michigan.

SD956 Megabus Van Hool C2045E

SD956 Megabus Van Hool C2045E

Available as extended 45-foot (C2045) version only. Current model is C2045E.

A3 transit bus series

10An AC Transit 30-foot Van Hool A300K bus

The popularity of A3 series in Europe led Van Hool and ABC to partner with AC Transit (Alameda and Contra Costa counties, California) to demo the A3 series as a future transit alternative in 2002. The A330 and AG300 low floor transit coaches formally entered service in AC transit fleet in June 2003. AC Transit now has over 330 Van Hool buses either in its fleet or on order as of August 2009.

Van Hool is building 16 hydrogen fuel cell buses for the USA at present (August 2009). These buses are powered by fuel cells from UTC Power and lithium batteries from EnerDell. Twelve of the buses are being purchased by AC Transit and four by CT Transit of Hartford Connecticut. This project is unusual in that the buses have been designed from the ground up as fuel cell buses and are designed, built, and integrated by a single manufacturer.

Van Hool AG 300 - CTS - Strasbourg

Van Hool AG 300 – CTS – Strasbourg

The AG300 is an articulated 60-foot bus, while the A330 is a 40-foot bus.

In 2008, AC Transit took delivery of a fleet of new model A300L forty-foot buses. These buses are unique in the US market as they have their engines mounted in the wheelbase which makes their ride quality extremely stable and smooth. The new layout capitalizes on basic architectural design of the A300L’s earlier released little brother the 30-foot A300K (K stands for kort, “short” in Dutch and L for lang, “long”). A recent survey of AC Transit riders overwhelmingly approves of the design and quality of the new buses.

Salt Lake City (Utah Transit Authority) has purchased ten A300L 40-foot buses for its MAX Bus Rapid Transit system. These buses differ from AC Transit’s A300Ls as they have three doors and are equipped for cold weather and high altitude operations. They have also recently placed an order for four more because of overwhelmingly positive support of the first 10 buses and the “MAX” BRT service they operate.

York Region Transit (north of Toronto, Ontario) uses the A330 and AG300 buses on its Viva routes, though the A330 buses are being transferred to the conventional YRT service as more Nova LFX buses arrive for the Viva services. The Reseau de transport de Longueuil (south of Montreal, Quebec) also uses the AG300 buses, and was the first to use Van Hool transit buses in North America (AG700) in 1989.


Van Hool AG 700 Divia 707

Washington, D.C.‘s Circulator uses the A330 buses. These 29 buses were purchased from AC Transit in 2005. In addition to the A330 models, the Circulator now uses the new A300K buses, which first went into service in April 2009. The Circulator recently took delivery of 14 A300K, 31-foot buses to build out its route structure. The A300K was chosen because of its unique ability to do the work of forty-foot buses for nearly all operations in the smaller envelope and with the smaller engine of a midi bus.

FirstTransit took delivery of 12 A300Ls and 4 AG300s in early 2009, for use on the University of Minnesota Campus Connector.

Baltimore, Maryland‘s Charm City Circulator have recently ordered and since put 5 A300Ls into service early 2011. The A300L was a supplement order to their already existing but rehabbing Designline buses.

2009 Van Hool A300L

Van Hool A300L

TD925 Astromega double-deck touring motorcoach

The TD925 Astromega is a closed-top US-spec double decker motorcoach that is a variant of the TD925 Astromega coach available in Europe.


11A Van Hool TD925 bus in New York City

12A Van Hool C2045-L in New York

13Van Hool T916 Astronef

Transit buses

  • A308 midibus, full low floor, with side-mounted engine. Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A309 midibus, low entry (low floor up to the second door). Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A320 standard bus (out of production)
  • A300 standard bus, full low floor, with side-mounted engine. Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A300 CNG standard bus
  • A360 standard bus, low entry. Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A330 standard bus, full low floor, engine placed horizontally in the back. Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A330 CNG standard bus
  • AG300 articulated bus, also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • AGG300 bi-articulated bus
  • A330T trolleybus
  • AG300T articulated trolleybus
  • AG300 CNG articulated bus
  • ExquiCity 18 articulated BRT bus (diesel electric hybrid, trolley, fuel cell or electric)
  • ExquiCity 24 bi-articulated BRT bus (diesel electric hybrid, trolley, fuel cell or electric)
  • A308E Electric bus
North America
  • newA300K 30 ft bus, shortened A300L
  • newA300L 40 ft full low floor bus, side-mounted midship engine
  • newA330 40 ft full low floor bus, side-mounted rear engine
  • newAG300 60 ft articulated full low floor bus, side-mounted midship engine

Touring coaches


  • T915 Atlon

2014 Van Hool T916 Atlon

Van Hool T916 Atlon

  • T916 Atlon
  • TX11 Alicron

Van Hool TX15 Acron

Van Hool TX15 Acron

  • TX15 Alicron
  • TX16 Alicron
  • TX15 Acron

2014 Van Hool TX 17 Acron

2014 Van Hool TX 17 Acron © bertiewillemsen

  • TX16 Acron
  • TX17 Acron
  • TX18 Acron

Van Hool tx16astron 01

van-hool-tx16astron TX16 Astron

  • TX17 Astron

Van Hool tx17astronef 01a

Van Hool TX17 Astronef

  • TX15 Astronef

Van Hool TX 16 Astronef

Van Hool TX 16 Astronef TX16 Astronef

  • TX17 Astronef
  • TX17 Altano

Van Hool TX18 Altano

Van Hool TX18 Altano TX18 Altano

  • TX19 Altano

14A Van Hool EX15H available 2015

  • TDX20 Altano
  • TDX21 Altano

Van Hool TDXAltanoScania01a

Van Hool TDXAltanoScania01a

  • TDX25 Astromega

Van Hool TDX27 AstromegaTDX27 Astromega

  • EX15H (Available 2015)

2015 Van Hool EX 16M

2015-van-hool-ex-16m EX16M (Available 2015)

  • EX17H (Available 2015)
North America

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2011 Van Hool TD 925 Astromega

Van Hool TD 925 Astromega TD925 Astromega USA

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DAF/Van Hool-bus van de TET in de jaren zeventig.


Van Hool-FIAT 320R-touringcar van de NBM.


Van Hool-bus van de NMVB in Brussel in de jaren tachtig.


Van Hool AGG300 van voormalig GVU Utrecht.


Van Hool-bus van TEC.


Van Hool-trolleybus in Gent.


Van Hool A330FC waterstofbus in Connexxion-uitvoering.


Een Van Hool T915 Alicron van Beuk.


EOS 233

1945 Van Hool Stokvogel


1946 Van Hool Commer-Chassis


1946 Van Hool Dodge-Chassis


1948 Van Hool Ideal Car


1948 Van Hool Modelnr 4


1949 Van Hool Latil


1950 DAF Autobus met van Hool opbouw


1951 Van Hool Van Hool


1952 Van Hool-52-Ehad-schuurvondst

1952-van-hool-52-DAF ehad-schuurvondst

1957 Daf, B1500DL580 Van Hool


1958 DAF Van Hool Carr


1959 Van Hool De Voecht


1960 VAN HOOL 300Y 1960 VAN HOOL 440-1


1960 VAN HOOL 440-serie




1962 Leyland - Van Hool - VAD 7319


1963 VAN HOOL FIAT 420HA-St2-1




1963-69 VAN HOOL FIAT 314


1964 VAN HOOL FIAT 420HA St2-2


1964 VAN HOOL FIAT 420HA5220-St2.a


1964 VAN HOOL FIAT 420HA5220-St2


1965-68 VAN HOOL FIAT 625N


1966 Van Hool Carey NY


1967 Van Hool - Carey Production Model VHC 1 The Intercontinental


1967 VAN HOOL 420-HA St 2


1967 Van Hool LTM 7


1968 DAF SB1600 DS 605 DAF carr Van Hool


1968 Van Hool Berg 4-lks NL


1969 FIAT 625N1P FIAT 72pk carr Van Hool nr 19


1969 VAN HOOL FIAT 420 HAU-St9


1970 DAF TB160 DAF DD530 carr Van Hool nr 157


1970-73 VAN HOOL FIAT 625


1972 VAN HOOL FIAT 409 AU9


1972 Van Hool-Fiat 409 zeventiger jaren


1973 Barreiros 6000 (Van Hool)


1973 SCANIA BR145+Van Hool (2)


1973 SCANIA BR145+Van Hool


1973-77 VAN HOOL FIAT 300


1974 SCANIA BR86+BR145 van hool


1974 VAN HOOL FIAT 314-3


1975 VAN HOOL AU115X






1975-76 Van Hool-Fiat 409AU95


1976 VAN HOOL 440-serie


1976 Van Hool A124  Litouwen




1978 VAN HOOL A120.




1978 VAN HOOL MAN A120




1979 VAN HOOL Alizée




1979 VAN HOOL Elizee B7CF




1979 VAN HOOL TYPE 750 1979 VAN HOOL TYPE 760 1979 VAN HOOL TYPE S315 1979 VAN HOOL TYPE T815 1980 VAN HOOL 70F 1980 VAN HOOL 90F 1980 VAN HOOL 310 on VOLVO B10M 1980 VAN HOOL 760 BODY 1980 VAN HOOL AP1130+1132+1137

Van Hool Vliegtuig Bussen

1980 VAN HOOL AU138


1980 VAN HOOL CITY-BUS 160 1980 VAN HOOL T815 ACRON (GB) 1980 VAN HOOL T815 ACRON MAN 1980 VAN HOOL T815 ACRON NEW 1980 VAN HOOL T815 ALICRON 1980 VAN HOOL T815Al+Acr+TG821 1980 VAN HOOL T818 ASTRON 1980 VAN HOOL TG821 ALLIGATOR 1980 VAN HOOL TRAFIK 210 VOLVO 1981 VAN HOOL A120 (2) 1981 VAN HOOL A120 1981 VAN HOOL A120P 1981 VAN HOOL AU138 1981 VAN HOOL AU138-A120-AG280 1981 VAN HOOL NICE 1981 VAN HOOL RALLY BRIGHTON 1982 Van Hool Alizee T815 Litouwen


1982 VAN HOOL GAMMA 1982 VAN HOOL TD824 ASTROMEGA (NL) 1982 Van Hool Volvo Litouwen


1983 VAN HOOL INFO T815H Busworld 1983 VAN HOOL TD824 ASTROMEGA (B) 1985 VAN HOOL AG280-2.




1985 VAN HOOL INFO  nr27 1985 VAN HOOL MAN AG280-2










1990 VAN HOOL A500 tot AG700


1990 Van Hool Astrobel Estland


1990 VAN HOOL T815 ACRON 1991 VAN HOOL A500.


1991 VAN HOOL A600


1992 Arke Van Hool T815 Acron


1992 VAN HOOL AG300






1993 VAN HOOL A300.




1994 Arke-TAD 6817 RAI (PR Van Hool)


1994 VAN HOOL A360


1994 VAN HOOL Immage RAI


1994 VAN HOOL T8 'New Look' RAI


1994-98 VAN HOOL A308.


1996 VAN HOOL A300-serie RAI


1996 VAN HOOL A300-serie-1 RAI


1996 VAN HOOL T9 ACRON (RAI  CAR03-0703)


1997 VAN HOOL A300-serie Busworld


1997 VAN HOOL A320


1997 VAN HOOL A330 GNV


1997 Van Hool Alizee UK


1997 VAN HOOL EOS-serie Busworld




1997 VAN HOOL T9 Busworld (2)


1997 VAN HOOL T9 Busworld


1997 VAN HOOL T915 ACRON-1 Busworld




1997 VAN HOOL T917 Acron


1997 VAN HOOL T924 ASTROMEGA Busworld


1997 Van Hool T945


1998 Van Hool A 300 ( Wagen 60 is ook leswagen )


1998 Van Hool Italia Kleinbus




2002 ABC Bus Van Hool 45-foot demonstrator coach 1999 Van Hool 945 Motor Coach Bus