Go-Ahead Group owned Damory Coaches has responded to the financial pressures facing schools in Dorset by introducing significantly larger vehicles to its fleet. The company has upseated six Caetano-bodied Volvo B9R coaches, which had been used on National Express services by fellow-subsidiary Excelsior Coaches.
Damory launched its new vehicles last week with teachers and pupils at The Purbeck School in Wareham. Simon Holmes, from the school said that the newly-refurbished fleet meant that students will travel in even greater comfort in future. “The extra seating capacity is also a wonderful bonus – allowing more of us to journey together on fewer coaches.”
Damory Coaches General Manager Adam Keen, said that with six large coaches available for hire, the offering was unique to Dorset, and he was delighted to work with schools – helping ease the financial strain faced by so many across the county.
“We are all too aware of shrinking school budgets and bigger classes, so we’ve adapted our fleet accordingly,” he said. “Schools and other organisations can now opt for our much larger 70 seater air conditioned coaches. The fact that we’re able to transport more pupils in just one of these new vehicles means those who book us will save valuable resources to put towards additional activities.”