Vehicle reliability keeps East Yorkshire Motor Services coming back to Volvo Bus

East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS), has taken delivery of four new Volvo B8RLE buses.
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The Hull based company, which was formed in 1926 and privatised through a MBO in 1987, purchased the vehicles following ongoing positive experience of Volvo products.

The new Volvo B8RLE vehicles were delivered in April 2016 and have joined the 300 plus fleet, which consists predominately of Volvo buses.

Peter Shipp, Owner of EYMS, said: "All the new vehicles will be used on one of our main inter-urban routes between Hull and York, and these new single deck Volvo buses will allow our passengers to travel in comfort and get them to their destination safely.

Dan Barwick, Fleet Sales Manager for Volvo Bus, commented: “EYMS took delivery of these four new vehicles from us following ongoing in-service results in terms of fuel efficiency and reliability in the past. This positive experience played a significant role in them specifying Volvo again this time around.

“Our B8RLE is going from strength to strength with many operators around the UK reporting great feedback on reliability of operation and the overall quality of the vehicle.” 

EYMS currently runs more than 300 buses and coaches throughout Hull, East Yorkshire and the North Yorkshire coast operating coach holidays and day trips in the area.


16 May 2016

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Dan Barwick from Volvo hands over the keys for the new order of Volvo B8RLE buses to Peter Harrison, Financial Director at East Yorkshire Motor Services

Note to Editors

Model  Volvo B8RLE 2-axle low entry single deck citybus

Body specification  Wrightbus Eclipse 2, MCV Evolution. Body options are available with one door provincial specification or two door London specification.

Engine  Volvo D8K 280 6cyl 7.7 litre Euro 6 engine rated at 280hp @2100 rpm with maximum torque of 1050Nm at 950-1700rpm. Engine emission control uses SCR, EGR, DPF & DOC technology.

Transmission  ZF Ecolife 6AP1200 B 6 speed automatic gearbox with neutral bus stopping.

Rear axle  Volvo single reduction axle available with 5.63:1 axle ratio. Electronically limited max speed options of 60km/h, 70km/h, 80km/h and 90km/h are available.

Brakes  The EBS 5 brake system is an electronically controlled pneumatic system. The front and rear disc brakes incorporate integral automatic brake adjusters. The anti-lock braking system features traction control, door brake interlock, brake temperature warning and lining wear indicator.

Steering  ZF hydraulic power assisted steering. Steering pump is electrically driven. The steering wheel position is adjustable for height and rake.

Suspension  Electronically controlled air suspension. Beam front axle, with front axle kneeling and ferry lift. Full squat available as an option with two door variants.

Electrical  The chassis electrical system is of multiplex design (BEA 3) and is a 24 volt negative earth system with two 12 volt, 225 amp hour, and heavy duty lead acid batteries (maintenance free as standard) mounted in a swing out carrier. 2 x Bosch 100 amp alternators are fitted. Electronic monitoring of oil and coolant levels is available as an option.

Fuel system  250 or 280 litre aluminium fuel tank fitted behind the O/S/R wheel. The fuel filler is located on the right hand side (offside) of the body; this can be offered with Posi lock or Identic fast filling systems as an option.

Tyres & Wheels  10 stud 22.5” wheels with 275/70R22.5 tyres.