Approved used Van Hool Ride and Drive event to be hosted by Arriva Bus and Coach

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Lee Bradd and young Oscar from Blue Sky pictured with Arriva Area Sales Manager Paul Asquith. ARRIVA

Arriva Bus and Coach (ABC) are to hold an Approved Used Ride and Drive event. The week-long Ride and Drive will feature a wide selection of approved used Van Hool coaches available for test drive and immediate delivery, with the Arriva sales team on hand to agree special event-only deals.

There will be a host of coaches to choose from with models ranging from 2006 to 2019 including Astromega, Altano, Alicron, and T9.

Paul Gardner, Senior General Manager for Sales and Commercial, said: “Operators place great value in the longevity of Van Hool coaches. You can trust the Van Hool quality and feel confident that these coaches are built to last. This lasting quality is the reason Van Hool coaches are so desirable in the used market. So we have decided to host this Ride and Drive to give our customers the opportunity to experience the great selection of vehicles we have here at ABC.”

The popularity of approved used Van Hool coaches is evident in the number of sales ABC has already secured in 2020. In just the past two weeks Blue Sky has purchased an Astronef T917 while Waverley Engineering is now the owner of an Astron and Sharpes of Nottingham has been reunited with an Astromega it bought as new a decade ago.

The Ride and Drive event will take place at Arriva Bus and Coach in Cleckheaton from Monday 17 February until Friday 21 February. Coaches will be available to test drive from 1000 to 1600hrs No appointment is necessary, and refreshments will be served. ABC can be contacted on 01274 681144 for more information.