Volvo Buses


John McGinley Coach Travel adds eight new coaches to ‘100% Volvo’ fleet

A delivery of eight new B11R coaches with Jonckheere bodywork heralds the next chapter in the long and successful relationship between Volvo Bus and John McGinley Coach Travel.

John McGinley Coach Travel, one of Ireland’s leading Coach and Tour operators, will take delivery of the eight vehicles to its headquarters in County Donegal, Ireland, in April.

The B11R coaches are finished to a very high spec and used for the company’s own incoming US and European tour programs to Ireland.

“We are long-standing fans of the B12M and the new B11Rs will be our first rear-engine coaches. We have once again opted for Volvo Bus due to good driver performance, reliability and Volvo’s back-up service” said James McGinley, Managing Director of John McGinley Coaches.

He added: “We operate 20 vehicles in total from minis to coaches, and all of our full size coaches are 100 percent Volvo.”

The B11R is the backbone of Volvo’s next generation coaches. Its highly fuel-efficient Euro 6 engine is designed to cut operational costs, combined with a chassis designed for quality, superior functionality, passenger comfort and lifecycle productivity.

The new coaches display a revamped version of John McGinley Coach Travel’s traditional white, orange and blue livery colours. They are equipped with 53 comfortable reclining passenger seats complemented by a new part-leather upholstery.

Other features include a TV and DVD, Wi-Fi and phone chargers, climate control, an onboard toilet and a servery for hot drinks.

John McGinley Coach Travel has used Volvo buses since 1986, as the family-run operator has grown from humble beginnings to become a key player in Ireland’s travel industry. James McGinley says that trust and efficient customer service have been crucial to this long-lasting relationship.

“We always get very good back-up and support from our local Volvo agent, Irish Commercials in Dublin. They are always very helpful and quick to respond, particularly in their supply of new genuine Volvo parts,” he explained.

James Hyde, Volvo Bus Coach Sales Manager, added: “We are proud to maintain John McGinley Coach Travel as a loyal Volvo customer. We are committed to continually meeting their growing requirements year-on-year, both in terms of vehicle delivery and ongoing service and maintenance.”


2 May 2014

Video link:

Caption for image:
Barry Horan, James McGinley, Conor Horan. Barry and Conor are Directors of Irish Commercials Volvo, suppliers of after sales services to McGinleys Coach Travel.