Leeds Council receives ten Mellor Orions

Leeds City Council has taken delivery of ten accessible Class B Mellor Orions. The new buses join a fleet of 20 Mellor vehicles already in service with the Council.

The 16-seater Orions will be deployed across Leeds City Council’s region, providing school and adult services for its communities. Orion’s signature low-floor design allows for easy passenger access, while the size-appropriate design makes it efficient and more manoeuvrable in and around town.

To maximise ease of access for those with reduced mobility, each Orion is fitted with near side and rear ramps. Seating is provided by Phoenix and saloon climate control is from Eberspacher.

Lee Burton, Customer Relationship Officer at Leeds City Council, said: “We’ve established a good rapport with Mellor through collaboration on our previous orders, which has made the process of acquiring these new vehicles simple and straightforward. Having had experience with the model before, we’ve been impressed by their quality and reliability.

“What’s more, we were able to get our new buses with a very reasonable lead time. That was important for us as we needed capacity to meet our service needs.”

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