This is the first time Weavaway has bought new Volvo Jonckheere vehicles. All are Euro 5, fitted on a 4 x 2 chassis and are 12.57 metres in length, with reversing camera and I-shift gearbox. Each coach has 53 seat capacity and is fitted with all the latest features for the comfort and convenience of passengers, including full leather seats, three point, all age seat belts, air conditioning, toilet, hot drinks servery and a fridge.
The new B11Rs are to be used in a variety of UK and continental services offered by Weavaway including corporate travel, VIP group charter and school trips
Simon Weaver, Director for Weavaway Travel, said: “This is the first time we’ve ordered Volvo coaches with the Jonckheere bodywork. We particularly liked the look of the B11R and have heard some very good things about the reliability and operational performance, which is why we selected them when we were looking to expand our fleet.
“Our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Richard Mann, has been extremely helpful throughout the whole selection process and paved the way for a smooth purchase and vehicle handover all round. We’re really pleased with the coaches and the service we’ve received from Volvo.”
Richard Mann added: “Weavaway Travel has a very high profile both locally and nationally with a reputation that is second to none, and we are delighted they have chosen the Volvo B11R for their fleet. Their customers have come to expect only the best in comfort and operation from them and we’re confident these new vehicles fit the bill perfectly.”
Key features and benefits of the B11R chassis include excellent fuel efficiency, the renowned Volvo I-Shift transmission, automatic function check and trouble-free maintenance.
The privately owned Weavaway Group, which includes Tappins, Haywards, Abingdon Coaches, Countywide and Newbury & District has a fleet in excess of 80 buses and coaches which operate from bases in the Thames Valley, throughout the UK and Europe. The company prides itself on offering the very latest modern and quality coaches for the best possible experience and service for its passengers.
31 March 2015
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The eight new Volvo B11R coaches, all with Jonckheere bodywork, which are the latest additions to the fleet of Weavaway Travel of Newbury.