Irisbus Agora

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Irisbus Agora
Irisbus Agora S - Réseau STAS - Saint-Etienne.JPG
Réseau STAS Renault Agora Standard (S) in Saint-Etienne in November 2009
Manufacturer Renault
Body and chassis
Doors 1 door (United Kingdom and Australia)
1, 2, 3 or 4 doors (Europe)
Floor type Low-floor
Engine Renault MIDR 062045
Iveco Cursor F2B
Capacity 34 to 75 seated
Power output

186 kW (249 hp) (Renault)

189 kW (253 hp)-213 kW (286 hp) (Iveco)

Voith DIWA 3-speed automatic

ZF Ecomat 4-speed automatic
Length 11,990 mm (472.0 in) (Agora S)
Width 2,500 mm (98.4 in)
Height 2,924 mm (115.1 in)
Curb weight 11,380 kg (25,090 lb)
Predecessor Renault R312
Successor Irisbus Citelis

The Irisbus Agora (previously known as Renault Agora, Karosa City Bus or Ikarus Agora) was a low-floor bus designed and built by Renault from 1995 to 2002, date upon which it has been built by Irisbus, firstly a joint-venture with Fiat subsidiary Iveco from 1999, with Iveco engines. It has also been built by Czech-based Karosa under the Citybus name as a diesel-powered bus, and Skoda as a trolleybus in Eastern European markets as the Škoda 24Tr Irisbus and Škoda 25Tr Irisbus.


RATP Group Standard (S) Renault Agora in Paris in July 2010

The range consisted of:

  • Standard 12-metre "S" version, available in one-, two- or three-door form
  • Articulated 18-metre "L" version in three- or four-door form
  • "Line" 12-metre version in one, two or three-door form (built from 1999). This version is distinct from the standard Agora by its engine layout, which is longitudinally-mounted (under the rear passenger seats) instead of being transverserly mounted in the Agora S and L. That gives the Line version a slightly greater seating capacity and a better fuel economy over the S version. This version was briefly sold in the United Kingdom, in right hand drive.
  • Intercity version called "Moovy" (unveiled in 2003) which was based on the Agora Line.


Over 11,000 were built, mainly for European operators. Right hand drive countries for English and Australian bus operators have 1 door only.


The RATP Group was the largest purchaser with over 2,500. Standard Agora buses have been used by Athens bus operator OASA in two versions: diesel and CNG.

United Kingdom[edit]

In England, 23 were bodied by Optare, the majority for Norfolk County Council for its Norwich park and ride services.[1]


In Australia, a batch was ordered by King Brothers. Six Northcoast Bus & Coach bodied examples were delivered, however a larger order for Custom Coaches and Australian Bus Manufacturers bodied examples was reneged on and amongst the operators to purchase them were ACTION (20), Baxter's Bus Lines (5), Fearne's (5) and Thompsons Bus Service (5).[2]



  1. ^ Optare - Agora Line Bus Lists on the Web
  2. ^ Kings for a day Sydney Morning Herald 10 May 2003

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