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Returning customer E Coaches of Alfreton, Derbyshire is the proud new owner of this Temsa Opalin 35 Seat Midicoach. Following some recent tender wins after the collapse of Your Bus Kieron found himself with a requirement for a midicoach with more than the normal 33 seats. We had this immaculate little Temsa Opalin available from the Yelloway Coaches fleet which I knew wouldn’t be around for long. This was perfect and following an inspection and test drive Kieron agreed a deal. The coach comes with 35 reclining seats with bright yellow 3 point seat belts, an advantage for checking everyone is wearing theirs, air conditioning, huge luggage capacity for it’s size, and is powered by a MAN engine driven through a Voith Automatic gearbox and has covered less than 150,000 kms from new! Both Mark at Yelloway and the regular driver Janine are gutted to see her go but [...]

We have recently supplied HM Coaches of Ennis, Co. Clare with this Mercedes Benz Vario Plaxton Cheetah 33 Seat Midicoach. We sourced this vehicle from JH Coaches of Birtley, Tyne & Wear and is the second of their Cheetahs to make the journey across the Irish Sea. This little Vario was in exceptional condition for it’s age and has benefitted from a recent re-trim by West Coast Trim which included leather piping & headrest inserts. Seen collecting his new purchase from Darren is Tom Haugh, proprietor of HM Coaches and we’d like to wish him the besrt of luck with his new addition. Thanks also to Ian & John Shipley and the team at JH for ensuring that the vehicle was presented in immaculate condition.

At the end of last week we concluded a deal with Byrne Transport of Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. They are a big fan of Volvo powered Van Hools and have just recently sold a 2006 49 seat example. With a requirement for more seats, but in keeping with the rest of the fleet we sourced this 2007 B12BT 53 Seat T9 Acron from Simonds Coaches in Diss, Norfolk. Following an early start and collection from Stansted proprietor Ciaran Byrne is seen here collecting the coach from Darren prior to the long journey up to Holyhead and the ferry back to Ireland. Within 24 hours of arriving home the coach was heading back to England on what will become a regular journey for her to Old Trafford with Manchester United supporters. Once Ciaran has mourned the loss of his recently sold T9 we hope this one will give him long [...]

We have recently supplied this Euro 6 compliant Mercedes Benz Sprinter to Central Taxis (North East) Ltd based in Peterhead. This particular minicoach is a coach built example with EVM Avant Garde bodywork with 19 reclining seats with 3 point seat belts, half leather trim, and a large drop well boot. It is one of a number of vehicles to join this fleet recently as part of it’s continued expansion. Seen collecting the little coach from Darren is Paul Anderson, proprietor of Central Taxis. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank Paul for his business and wish him all the success in the future.

We have just supplied this Euro 6 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 0.516 CDi Unvi Vega GT 22 Seat Minicoach to Falcon Travel of Wakefield. The little coach is fitted with 22 seats with leather headrests and piping, DVD player, forced air ventilation in the saloon with cab air con, and a large drop well boot. Falcon Travel have taken the decision to upgrade as they need a larger capacity vehicle, but also due to their location and distance from Leeds, and the amount of transfers they do to and from Manchester Airport, both of which are potentially due to be affected by Clean Air Zones. Pictured collecting the coach from Darren is Ian Clafton, Director of Falcon Coaches. Thanks to Reay’s Coaches for supplying the vehicle. We wish Ian the best of luck with his new purchase.

Following on from their purchase of a Volvo Olympian earlier in the year, Barway Services Ltd have returned to purchase this Mercedes Atego Unvi Touring. Barway are a large produce farmer in Cambridgeshire and use buses and coaches to transport their workers throughout the fens. When the need arose for a more luxurious vehicle for longer distance transfers they approached us to find something to suit their needs, something that had to be tough enough to handle the rough terrain over which they operate. We sourced this Atego based midicoach from Trafalgar Travel Ltd of Leigh, Greater Manchester who have taken the decision to retire from the business. Pictured collecting the coach from Darren is Jaroslav Hamouz of Barway Services Ltd. Thanks again to Jarda and Barway Services for their continued business.

Today we handed this immaculate Mercedes Benz Vario Plaxton Cheetah over to K. Buggy Coaches of Co. Offaly, Ireland. They contacted us with a requirement for an automatic 33 seater for a particular driver and one of the four Cheetahs we currently have for sale on behalf of JH Coaches fitted the bill. This particular Cheetah is a bit of an hybrid in that it was converted from a 29 seater earlier in life which makes it unusual in being a 33 seater with Air Conditioning and a Courier Seat. Pictured collecting the coach from Darren is Rory Buggy of K. Buggy Coaches who flew in from Ireland the previous evening and was collected from his hotel at Newcastle Airport at 9.00 this morning, inspected the vehicle, agreed a price, and was on his way to Holyhead shortly after 12.00. Thanks to Ian, John and the guys at JH [...]

Our latest sale to South Wales sees this pair of 70 seat Dennis Javelin Plaxton Profiles head to Davies Coaches in Carmarthenshire. Age restrictions on local authority contracts means Davies Coaches require more modern school coaches and this pair of Plaxtons fit the bill perfectly. Factory built by Plaxtons as 70 seaters these coaches are fitted with 3 Point Seat Belts, a ZF fully automatic gearbox, Thermo King Air Conditioning, and have copious amounts of luggage space. The coaches were supplied by well known operator Bibby’s of Ingleton and were prepared to the standard you would expect from this operator. Thanks to the team at Bibby’s for ensuring the vehicles were in pristine condition prior to collection, and thanks to Alun Davies for his business. Hopefully these two workhorses will serve the students of Carmarthenshire for a good few years.

Returning customer P.S. Coaches found themselves with a requirement for more capacity for their school contracts in the next academic year. Following the successful purchase of 2 high capacity ex Nottingham Dennis Tridents from Weardale Motor Services, and some very disappointing visits to view other 70 seaters they approached us for a low budget 70 seat coach. We sourced them this former Stagecoach Volvo B10M Plaxton Interurban Premiere 320 from Evergreen Coaches in the West Midlands. Following careful inspection of the 5 coaches on offer Piers Skinner settled on this example to take home to Oxford. Piers is seen here collecting the coach from Darren with The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion in the background. Thanks to Piers for his business and we wish him luck with his growing business.

Following their recent purchase of a Mercedes Benz Vario Plaxton Cheetah 1st Choice Transport of Llanelli, South Wales have returned to us to purchase this Mercedes Benz Tourismo from Moving People of Blackburn, Lancashire. The high specification of the coach is what caught the eye of Operations Manager Andy Thornton. This coach was exhibited by Evobus at Euro Bus Expo in 2012 and it’s specification includes 49 Luxline Seats with extra padding and lateral movement, Air Conditioning, Centre Sunken WC, Boiler, Fridge, Alloy Wheels, and Central Locking. This vehicle will become 1st Choice Travel’s frontline coach and they are planning on retaining the gun metal grey paint job. Pictured collecting the coach from Darren is Andy Thornton from 1st Choice. Thanks to Alun and Andy at 1st Choice for their continued support, and to Glen and the team at Moving People for ensuring the vehicle was immaculately presented.

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