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Ikarus 280.70E #5320

Ikarus 280 #5320 in front of Popowice depot
Taken from the same supply numner 5325 had original livery for the longest time.

History of Ikarus 280

Bus which is a legend of our roads. It is the sign of crude 80s when after light decade of Edward Gierek and life on credit we went back to gray, shady reality of late communism era. Mass suppliers of Ikarus buses happened after martial law introduction and winter of century, during it most of used then Jelcz PR-11OU were stopped at depots due to technical issues and production of new buses were cut down due to sanctions. That is why it was decided to import Ikaruses from Hungary. Athough on begging of 80s it was not so sure yet. Due to memories of Ikarus workers from that time, decision to start the import of Ikaruses was done basing of trivial accident. In Warsaw high-capacity buses were tested for urban transport. The main competitor of Ikarus 280 was MAN SG22. During the operation an accident happened between Ikarus 280 and MAN SG220 and these two buses was not able to operate anymore. This accident was a good test for speed and accuracy of service from these manufacturers. Ikarus was fixed in two days and for spare parts for MAN operator had to wait for two weeks. And the decision was made and Ikarus was choosen. Ikarus 280.70E is an version from 90s. It can be liked for turbocharged Raba D10 engine. Its hard, louda and clear whirr is delicious and soothing like an serie from machine gun and with huge speed bus sound like mermaid Ikaruses after a dozen years of exploitation in Poland usuallly looked poorly – in opposite for Hungary. Lacks of sheets, low quality varnishes and materials decided on overall poor look of these buses. Hundreds of these buses were scrapped by now but this one can remind us an climate of journey of 90s when loud engine, trembling glasses accompanied us every day.

History of Ikarus 280.70E #5320

5320 in yellow-red livery in service

This bus was acquired by MPK Wrocław within 10 items supply of such buses. They got the numbers 5316-5325. First buses from this serie were withdrawn from service in 2009 (5316 and 5317) after arrival of articated Mercedes-Benz Citaro. THe last was taken out from our streets in 2014. None of them had main repair, only ad-hoc fixes. Now the last one is going hardly through our lack of funds repair.

Ikarus 280 just after repair.


Total number of passengers135
Number of seats35
Length16500 mm
Heigth3160 mm
Width2550 mm
Netto weight12500 kg
Total weight19000 kg
Engine powerRaba D10 180kW 10350cm

Events that the vehicle participated in

Byliśmy na Dniu Otwartym MPK

25 maja 2024

Obsłużyliśmy Noc Muzeów we Wrocławiu w 2024 roku

18 maja 2024

Uczestniczyliśmy w dziesiątej rocznicy wycofania Ikarusów w Warszawie

18 listopada 2023

Kampania profrekwencyjna

5 października 2023

Dzień Otwarty Zajezdni Popowice

9 września 2023

Zakończenie kursowania Wrocławskich Linii Turystycznych

3 września 2023

Obsłużyliśmy Noc Muzeów we Wrocławiu

20 maja 2023

Sesja zdjęciowa z zabytkowymi tramwajami i autobusami

12 marca 2023

Dzień Otwarty Zajezdni Popowice 2022

10 września 2022

Prace przy Ikarusie 280.70E

1 kwietnia 2021

Wieści z remontu Ikarusa

19 czerwca 2020

Dalszy ciąg remontu zabytkowego autobusu Ikarus 280.70E #5320

5 kwietnia 2017

Siedzenia od Ikarusa

14 marca 2017

Remont Ikarusa postępuje

14 lutego 2017