Monday, 31 October 2022

New Volvos for South West Coaches

South West Coaches in Somerset has taken delivery of two smaller 10.8 metre Volvo B8RLE MCV eVoRa buses to replace two 12.5 metre variants as it upgrades its fleet.

The new additions for the family run company will be primarily used for local service work in and around Wincanton.

Steve Caine, commercial director at South West Coaches, said: “Our purchase of the 10.8 metre Volvo eVoRas was driven partly due to our want to not only upgrade the fleet but also show our customers and future passengers the level of comfort now offered on service buses.

“With USB charging ports, high back seats, wood effect flooring and excellent ride quality, our customers really can travel in first class comfort.”

Established in 2000, South West Coaches has a fleet of over 100 vehicles spread across four depots within Somerset and Dorset. It operates on school contract and service work for Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire local authorities.

Steve added: “As a business we have operated Volvo's for over 30 years and have real confidence in the product, and the support that Volvo offers its customers.”

The smaller 10.8 metre eVoRa buses are ideal for navigating the twisty rural roads where they now operate, along with the town centres such as Wincanton.

Simon Woolacott, regional account manager at Volvo Bus UK & Ireland, said: “South West Coaches and Volvo have enjoyed a long-lasting relationship. The addition of these new B8RLE MCV eVoRas will reinforce this bond even further.”

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