Tuesday, 17 January 2023

72-seat Plaxton Leopard is Fifth for Apple Travel

Alexander Dennis has announced that it has supplied a high-capacity Plaxton Leopard coach to Berkshire operator Apple Travel.

Fitted with 72 seats in a 3+2 arrangement, the new Plaxton Leopard offers plenty of capacity for school transport and hires. Passengers are able to board quickly even in tight locations thanks to the type’s in-swing front door, while wheelchair users are accommodated with a side-mounted lift meeting PSV Accessibility Regulations.

Proving the Plaxton Leopard’s versatility, the new vehicle is the fifth of its kind for the independent company, which operates a fleet of 18 vehicles from its base in Maidenhead.

Chris Pusey, Transport Manager at Apple Travel, welcomed the new coach: “We provide our school clients with a safe and modern fleet and pride ourselves in regular investment. The Plaxton Leopard offers us the best choice for a high-capacity, accessible coach that’s reliable to run and holds its value well.”

Three Leopards were added to the fleet in 2018 Two of the coaches were 12.2m 70-seat models, while the third was a 12.8m 59-seater.

Mark Taylor, Regional Sales Manager at Alexander Dennis, added: “When it comes to versatile coaches with high capacity and great flexibility to adapt to different uses in later life, there is nothing like the Plaxton Leopard. It has been a pleasure to continue the business relationship with Sam and Chris and I’m delighted they continue to support British coach manufacturing with the latest addition to their fleet.”

Plaxton vehicles are popular with Apple Travel

Photos of the Apple fleet here