After its first season in traffic, West Wales operator Ffoshelig Coaches says it is pleased with the performance of its brand new 33-seater Plaxton Cheetah, which joined the fleet in April this year.
In addition to the familiar cream-based Ffoshelig livery, the new Cheetah carries branding celebrating the firm’s 90th anniversary. The company was established in 1921 by David Jones, who ran it until the 1970s. His son Desmond took over the business until 1996, when the firm was acquired by Rhodri Evans.
Asked why he selected the Cheetah, Mr Evans, proprietor told CBW: “We bought our first Cheetah in 2005. We were delighted with its performance and mindful that production of the 33-seater Cheetah is coming to an end, we wanted to buy one before they were all sold.
“This one benefits from the more powerful Mercedes-Benz 816 Vario – as opposed to the 814 under our other Cheetah – and is also fitted with full air-conditioning.”
Based at St Peters, west of Carmarthen, the firm operates a dozen buses and coaches on a variety of work, including private hire coaching, school contracts and local bus services. The firm also runs its own tour programme.
Call Ffosheling Coaches on 01267 237584. Visit www. ffoshelig.co.uk