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New Volvo eVoRa adds to Thornes proud heritage

Thornes Independent near Selby, which has been connecting communities in north Yorkshire for more than 70 years, has taken delivery of its first Volvo eVoRa bus.
New Volvo eVoRa adds to Thornes proud heritage
New Volvo eVoRa adds to Thornes proud heritage

Although only recently delivered, the new addition to the Thornes fleet has already seen a very encouraging response from drivers.

Meanwhile, passengers will never miss a stop thanks to a brand-new audio-visual system with video screen and speaker which tells them where the next stop is and when they are due to arrive.

Jane Thornes, managing director at Thornes, said: “This is the first new Volvo eVoRa bus that Thornes has specified and it’s already hard at work serving the local community in different ways. It is a very welcome addition to our fleet.”

The new eVoRa, which is 12.1 metres in length, is primarily being used on local bus routes near Selby, together with school contract work and some private hire.

It has also been fitted with a private number plate, as are all of the other vehicles on Thornes fleet, with each one having its own special meaning. The number plate on the eVoRa marks a special occasion for a team member at Thornes.

Phil Hudson, north of England regional account manager at Volvo Bus UK & Ireland, said: “Both Thornes and Volvo boast a proud heritage, with Thornes being able to trace its history back to 1949 when it was known as ‘J H Thornes Coach Proprietor & Motor Engineer’ and Volvo Bus UK & Ireland celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

“I’m also delighted that the new eVoRa has received such positive feedback from those who drive it and those who ride in it.”

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