Specified with 100 coach standard seats, with three point safety belts, tinted windows, five flat screen TV monitors, soft finish roof and side walls and two internal tables, the bus is of extremely high specification. It also features a CD/DVD player, air conditioning and an integrated bridge warning alert system.
Emblazoned with Doigs recognisable silver livery, the new double-decker is externally eye-catching and stylish, whilst the Optare bodywork provides sophistication and a high quality finish.
As a long-standing Volvo customer Doigs were confident they would get a vehicle that would prove to be reliable, fuel efficient and long-lasting. “The seating capacity was the key for us with this vehicle purchase,” explained Doigs Director Iain Forsyth. “Volvo was the only company who could provide us with the seating capacity we wanted, with the Optare bodywork that we liked.
“We feel the bus is quite unique because it offers all the benefits that you would normally expect to find on a prestige coach. It also allows us the opportunity to accommodate larger groups, without compromising passenger comfort”.
The new B9TL double-decker bus joins six other Volvo vehicles in the Doigs’ fleet of 20. It is expected to be used for private hire purposes, as well as weddings and other functions attracting large numbers of people.
Doigs has specified Volvo since 2005 and Iain Forsyth explained that it was a case of supply and demand. “We always know exactly what type of vehicle we’re looking for and if Volvo can meet those requirements, as they have with this latest purchase, then we’re more than happy to keep coming back”.
“This double-decker really is an exceptional vehicle,” commented Duncan Crosby, Volvo Regional Coach Sales Manager. “It’s a bus chassis, but it incorporates many of the features that are usually found on our coaches and affords Doigs considerable versatility on passenger numbers while maintaining its continually high standards. I’m glad we were once again able to meet Doigs’ requirements as we have a very good long-standing relationship with them”.
25 June 2010
Caption for Image: Doigs of Glasgow has taken delivery of a brand new Optare bodied Volvo B9TL double-decker bus.