It is a repeat order as four new Volvo B8RLE’s were purchased last year transporting locals and tourists on the busy Coast Hopper route which passes through popular tourist towns such as Cromer and Wells-next-the-Sea, as well as along the stunning coastline.
And it is the notoriously challenging roads, not least the narrow lanes, plenty of tight bends and day tripper cars tightly parked together on the roadside, that made Sanders Coaches, a Volvo customer for 30 years, choose the B8RLE MCV for its manoeuvrability and robust chassis.
Charles Sanders, managing director at Sanders Coaches, said: “The latest two models have just started service but there has already been great driver feedback on the B8RLE’s delivered last year.
“Indeed, the Coast Hopper route, which is now one of our best performing routes as tourists return to almost pre-pandemic levels, presents its own challenge to drivers, but they are nothing the Volvo buses cannot handle.
“Not only this, the whole sales process has been excellent and we already benefit from first-class after sales support courtesy of Volvo Truck and Bus East Anglia, Norwich Dealerpoint.”
Instantly recognisable in their distinct yellow livery, Sanders buses and coaches have been a constant sight on the roads of north Norfolk since 1975.
Richard Mann, national account manager at Volvo Bus UK & Ireland who conducted this latest sale, said: “Sanders Coaches and Volvo have enjoyed a long-lasting relationship and these new B8RLE MCV eVoRas will strengthen this bond.
“It’s fantastic to hear the very positive driver feedback, especially as anyone who’s driven along the north Norfolk coast will know that it’s not the easiest of routes to navigate, especially behind the wheel of a bus.”