Volvos are Bath Bus Co’s first Euro6s
Bath Bus Company, part of the RATP Group, has taken delivery of two new Volvo B5TL double deckers, the company’s first Euro6 vehicles. Featuring UNVI Urbis 25 bodywork with half canopy upper deck for sightseeing, the buses have a passenger capacity of 79. They will be deployed on tourist routes throughout the World Heritage City of Bath, where strict operational rules apply.
MD for Bath Bus Company, Martin Curtis, said, ‘Our experience of Volvo – UNVI has led to our selection of this tried and tested combination once again. We’ve been delighted with the fuel economy received from our previous Volvo buses as well as the excellent service and support from Volvo Truck & Bus Wales & West, with whom we have a very good working relationship, making this an easy choice for us. Our team is particularly impressed with the adaptations made to the design and layout of the new buses, including increased cab space, wider entrance doors and changes to the wing mirrors and fuel filler. In particular, the twin stair/two door access enables much faster loading and unloading of passengers, which is especially important for us in restricted bus waiting areas within the city.’
Volvo Bus supplied the vehicles.