The Travellers Choice invests in fleet with significant Volvo order13/09/19
Founded in 1872, The Travellers Choice is now one of the largest family owned coach operators in the North West. Its recent purchase of eight new Volvo B11Rs with JHV2 bodywork is set to bolster its growing fleet of more than 140 vehicles even further.
John Shaw, Managing Director at The Travellers Choice, said: “We have been working with Volvo Buses for several years now and are proud that our existing fleet is approximately 90 per cent Volvo. The quality of the product and service has always been fantastic, and we decided to go with them again for this eight-coach order.
“As we operate our own UK and European tours, a comfortable and premium experience for our passengers is of the utmost importance to us. The stylish Jonckheere bodywork compliments the B11R chassis, providing a smooth and comfortable ride for our passengers.”
Of the eight coaches ordered by The Travellers Choice, four have a 53-seat capacity, two with 57 seats and a further two with 65 seats. With this variation in passenger capacity, the business has the flexibility to cater for a wide range of contracts and tours.
Keeping operational costs to a minimum was another important factor to consider when purchasing the new vehicles, especially with a fleet of this size. John continued: “The fuel-efficient Euro VI engine has helped us to reduce our costs, while still providing a high-quality experience for both driver and passenger.”
John added: “As we have recently invested into our premises as well as expanding our operations, it also made sense to invest further in the fleet. The reliability and high-quality service we like to bring to our customers will only be extended through our new Volvo B11R coaches.”
Phil Hudson, Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager for Volvo Buses, said: “It has always been a pleasure working with John and his team at The Travellers Choice. Their experience in providing premium coach services has led them to become one of the UK’s most well recognised and respected operators. The B11R JHV2 vehicles will offer The Travellers Choice and their passengers a first-class coach experience, while still helping them to save money in the long term.”