Volvo gets top marks from Reays Coaches21/05/19
Cumbrian operator Reays Coaches has taken delivery of two new Volvo B8R SB3s. This is a return to Volvo following the purchase of four of the same vehicles last year and an important deal for transport services in the area.
Chris Reay, Managing Director of Reays Coaches, said: “We have been so impressed with the four B8R coaches we purchased last July that we had no hesitation in repeating the order when we needed to further expand our fleet.
“The fuel consumption and reliability of this vehicle is perfect for us with our busy school contracts, as we needed a vehicle that would be robust due to the high footfall the vehicles see on a daily basis.
“Besides daily school contracts, the 72 seat capacity allows us to take two classrooms per vehicle making this an affordable choice for head teachers when planning school outings.”
Volvo Retail Bus and Coach Sales Manager, Phil Hudson, said: “We are delighted to see Reays return to us for a repeat order which demonstrates a perfect vehicle match for their needs.
“The B8R SB3 is an excellent choice for school contract work with two plus three seating configuration and three point seatbelts. This vehicle allows operators to carry young passengers efficiently as well as in comfort and safety.”
Chris Reay added: “We enjoy working with Phil at Volvo, who recommended this model in the first place by taking the time to explore and understand our needs and requirements perfectly. We rely on Volvo Truck & Bus North & Scotland in Carlisle for all of our aftermarket support and look forward to the continued reliability and fuel savings we have been enjoying to date.”
Reays Coaches have dedicated coaches bespoke to school operations, home to school transport and day trips. They also offer full packages for adventure or skiing holidays both in the UK and Europe.