Volvo and Optare score in bus fleet expansions 17 May 2016

Four new Volvo B8RLE buses have joined East Yorkshire Motor Services’ 300-strong fleet – predominately Volvo buses – following what it describes as “ongoing positive experience of Volvo products”.

“All the new vehicles will be used on one of our main inter-urban routes between Hull and York, and [they] will allow our passengers to travel in comfort and get them to their destination safely,” states Peter Shipp, owner of EYMS.

Meanwhile, in other bus news, Optare has celebrated the handover of an 11.1-metre Metrodecker double deck bus demonstrator vehicle to New Adventure Travel, for the start of a trail that will see Optare’s new vehicle put through its paces operating on its Cardiff Network.

NAT Group also recently acquired a further 10 Optare Metrocity buses following “excellent in service fuel economy results” – brining its Metrocity orders to 30 in the last 12 months.

Says NAT Group managing director Kevyn Jones: “We like the styling of the Metrocity as it helps us stand out from other operators. Combine this with the excellent fuel economy and great aftersales support and the decision to increase our fleet to 30 Metrocity buses was any easy one to make.”

Jones says he is looking forward to putting “the Metrocity’s big brother”, through its paces, “especially after hearing about its fantastic mpg performance on previous inservice trials.”

Metrodecker is Optare’s latest addition, designed as a low-floor double deck with an integral frame, offering light weight and good fuel economy with what the company claims is class-leading seating capacity.

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
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Volvo Group UK Ltd

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