Volvo Buses


Browns Coaches celebrates ‘double first’ with Volvo

South Kirkby operator Browns Coaches has taken delivery of a new Volvo B8R with Sunsundegui bodywork. This is the company’s first Volvo in 35 years and the first B8R SB3 in Yorkshire.
Volvo B8R
Browns Coaches in South Kirkby has taken delivery of a new Volvo B8R SB3 for new school and college contacts.

David Brown, Managing Director of Browns Coaches, said: “We have heard some good things about Volvo and the B8R, so when we needed a coach for our new school and college contracts, we decided to put our trust in the company.

“From our understanding of its fuel consumption and reliability, the Volvo B8R was the perfect solution for us."

“The 72 seat capacity, and three point seatbelts were also important considerations with our younger passengers in mind, as well as the volume of space needed to fulfil our contracts."

“We had great advice from our Volvo Retail Bus and Coach Sales Manager, Bob McGarry, who understood our requirements and questions perfectly. We are looking forward to product quality and fuel savings and will work with Crossroads in Rotherham for all of our aftermarket support needs.”

Bob McGarry said: “It is always exciting bringing a new customer into the Volvo family. We know this coach will offer a high level of passenger safety which is paramount, as well as the excellent cost savings and performance the B8R offers.”

Browns Coaches, based in South Kirkby near Pontefract, was established in 1976 to offer coach services in and around South and West Yorkshire.


2 February 2018 

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