The family run company, based in Hitchin, purchased the new coach to supplement its existing fleet. The B8R, the second Volvo purchased in recent years, comes with Sunsundegui bodywork, and was selected due to its size specification on the recommendation of Volvo Retail Bus and Coach Sales Manager, Richard Mann.
Partner and Operations Manager of Richard Taylor Travel, Jade Taylor, explained: “We needed a new coach and were in the market for something smaller and the B8R SC5 is a great fit for us. We purchased a Volvo B11R a couple of years ago and have enjoyed great fuel efficiency and reliability, so we are confident we will be pleased with all aspects of this new vehicle.
“The coach will be used for school trips, private hire contracts and one of our regular clients, Hitchin FC. We needed a vehicle that was versatile for our varied range of customers and able to navigate the narrow streets around the town centre.
“We have chosen to buy from Volvo because we believe the chassis is solid, well built, and will stand the test of time.”
Richard Mann added: “One of the key advantages of the Volvo B8R SC5 is that it has a small and compact design, but with 38 seats, it still provides the passenger and luggage capacity many require. It is highly flexible and equally suitable for driving around country lanes or tight city centre streets.
“It is great to be working with Richard and his team again, and we’re pleased they have chosen Volvo for this purchase. It is good to know that we are helping them to continue to provide the high standards their passengers want and expect, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Richard Taylor Travel is an Independent, family owned coach and minibus hire company that has been in operation since 1995.