WebberBus’s MCV Volvo first
Five Volvo B7RLE single deckers with MCV bodywork are the first modern day Volvo buses to join the fleet of Somerset based WebberBus. Powered by a 7.1litre D7E 290hp engine, the buses have 44 seats and space for 46 standees. The new vehicles are being used on the company’s commercial service between Wellington and Weston-super-Mare. The service which operates six days a week and sees a high passenger footfall, has run since 2007.
WebberBus MD, Tim Gardner, said, ‘We needed more passenger capacity across some of our key routes. Although we run Volvo coaches, we didn’t actually run any of their buses, but the team at Volvo Bus and MCV were extremely thorough and ensured all of our key requirements were met. The feedback that we’ve had from passengers and drivers has been extremely positive in terms of performance and comfort. Added to this, we know that with Volvo we have the reassurance and back-up support provided by Volvo Truck and Bus Wales and West. The way the whole process has gone so far, we certainly wouldn’t have any hesistation in specifying Volvo Bus again.’
Volvo Bus Sales supplied the vehicle.