Bluebird Coaches adds another Volvo B11R

Bluebird Coaches adds another Volvo B11R

A new Jonckheere-bodied Volvo B11R Euro 6 has been delivered to Bluebird Coaches which operates 18 vehicles from its Weymouth base.

“We’ve been very impressed with the quality of the Volvo product, in particular the passenger safety features and fuel efficiency we have experienced with the two B11R coaches we took delivery of back in 2014, and so had no hesitation with this repeat purchase,” says MD Martyn Hoare.

The 53-seat coach will be used on Bluebird’s tour programme as well as for private work, and for the comfort and convenience of passengers, the coach has been specified and delivered with a sunken toilet.

The vehicle comes with Volvo Driver Support System (DSS) as standard and includes AEBS (forward collision warning and advanced emergency braking systems), LKS (lane keeping support) and ACC (adaptive cruise control). ACC is offered as an option on other Volvo B11R body types when specified with the I-Shift gearbox.

“Customers want a high standard specification, so it was important to purchase a vehicle that would continue to meet the expectations of our passengers,” adds Hoare. “We’ve also found Volvo coaches to be extremely reliable in their operation, which was another key consideration for us.”