Updates from Odyssey Coach Sales

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.

When Alfreton based E Coaches found themselves in need of a 70 seater they got in touch to see if we could help. As they are a fan of the Iveco Beulas combination we sourced this 2005 example from GB Coaches of Audenshaw, Greater Manchester. It fitted the bill perfectly and the deal was done. The coach is fitted with 70 Star Seats, Thermo King Air Conditioning, an LED Destination Display, and unusually for a 70 Seater, a 6 Speed Manual Gearbox. This doesn’t phase Kieron Bacon of E Coaches as he will be mostly piloting the coach himself. Kieron is seen here collecting the coach from Darren at GB’s premises in Gorton in typical Mancunian August weather. Thanks to Kieron and the team at E Coaches for their business, and thanks to Dave, Kerry, and the team at GB Coaches for preparing the coach for collection.

Our old friend Kevin Mortlock at Keane Travel found himself with a requirement for a high capacity PSVAR compliant double decker. Based in Orsett, Essex Keane Travel predominantly provide home to school transport and they have found their numbers increasing in the past few years. We sourced this Scania N94 East Lancs Omnidekka that was originally with Nottingham City Transport but was supplied by Hilton’s Travel in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside. The bus is fitted with 89 seats and is PSVAR compliant. Kevin is seen here collecting the bus from Darren prior to the long drive back to Essex. Thanks to Kevin and Keane Travel for their continued support, and to Graham and his team at Hilton’s for preparing the bus prior to sale.

Another recent sale has seen this 33 seat Mercedes Benz Vario 0.816d Plaxton Cheetah head off to Northern Ireland and A2B Coaches of Portadown, Co. Armagh. Kevin Hackett of A2B contacted us looking for a 33 Seater Cheetah and we sourced this 2008 example from Reay’s Coaches. It was collected by Kevin on Friday and driven up to Cairnryan for the crossing to Northern Ireland. We wish Kevin lots of luck with his new purchase and thanks go to the guys at Reay’s for their usual high standard of presentation.

We have recently supplied this Volvo B8R Sunsundegui SB3 to Leoline Coaches in South West London. Like many other companies Leoline have the issue of the ULEZ extension next October which means they won’t even be able to leave the yard without being compliant. This coach adds another Euro 6 compliant coach to their fleet and also adds another capacity as well. This Volvo is fitted with 72 Seats with 3 Point Seat Belts, is Air Conditioned, and is fitted with an LED Destination Display which we programmed for them prior to collection. Seen collecting their new purchase from Reay’s Coaches in Wigton prior to the long drive home is Mark Gaish, lead driver at Leoline. Thanks to the team at reay’s for ensuring the coach was presented to the usual standard and thanks to Amy and Mel at Leoline for their continued support. We wish you the best [...]

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