City Circle orders 20 Scania Irizar i6S

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City Circle acquired 16 Scania K410 6X2*4r-based Irizar i6 coaches in 2017 – one of which is seen here at Waterloo Bridge, London. The 2018 intake of the new coaches will have Irizar’s i6S bodywork. MIKE SHEATHER

Well-known operator City Circle has ordered 20 Scania Irizar i6S coaches. The deal is the largest order placed with Scania (Great Britain) Ltd for the Spanish-built bodywork, the successor to the iconic PB.

The first examples of this new model will enter service in the coming months. The introduction of these high-specification and impressively-designed coaches is sure to turn heads in London and throughout the UK and Europe as they operate on City Circle (UK)’s high-end tours and corporate engagements.

Neil Pegg, Managing Director of City Circle (UK), said: “The Scania Irizar i6 product has performed exceptionally well over the last few years for our business. When I was introduced to the upgraded i6S model, and the additional refinements and specification enhancements it offers, I knew it was the right product for our high profile client base. We look forward to operating the 20 new vehicles in what looks to be a very busy season in store, and 2018 will also see us opening up fantastic new purpose-built premises in Heathrow to operate from.”

Eighteen of the vehicles in this order are 13.2-metre overall length models based on Scania’s K410 6×2*4 2 chassis with fully-automated Scania Opticruise gear-selection system. The Irizar i6S bodywork features 53 reclining seats with leather and extra padded flaps, sunken toilet/washroom and Frenzel kitchen located at the centre continental exit. Additional features include Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels, reversing and road cameras and integrated satellite navigation. The passenger seats will benefit from having seat back tables, magazine nets and footrests and the body will be finished with extra dark tinted double-glazing.

The other two coaches in this order are 10.8-metre overall length vehicles based on Scania K360 4×2 chassis with fully-automated Scania Opticruise gear-selection system. The Irizar i6S bodywork of these coaches feature 36 recliners with half leather trim to the seats, rear floor mounted toilet/washroom and an extensive servery at the rear of the coach with built in units for fridges and drinks facilities fitted by AD Coach Systems. The vehicles are specified extremely highly, with the addition of satellite navigation, twin monitors and fully furnished seat back facilities for passenger comfort. Dark tinted glass and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels complete the specification.