EYMS makes £1.25m coach investment

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Whittle Coaches received a Plaxton Elite as part of the investment
Whittle Coaches received a Plaxton Elite as part of the investment

Hull-based bus and coach operator EYMS Group has taken delivery of five new coaches in an investment worth almost £1.25m.

Two of the vehicles are touring coaches with one going into the East Yorkshire Coaches fleet at Hull and the other delivered to Whittle Coaches, the EYMS subsidiary in Kidderminster.

The vehicles, which will be used on coach holidays and private hire at both East Yorkshire and Whittles, are to a high specification, including full air conditioning, toilet and washroom, reclining seats, 3-point seat belts, DVD systems and extensive luggage accommodation.

The other three coaches are for the dedicated seven-coach fleet which East Yorkshire operates from its depot in Hull on the national long distance route network on contract to National Express.

EYMS chairman Peter Shipp said “While times are very tough in the bus and coach industry we are still trying our best to update our fleets whenever we can and in a competitive market it is vital we keep the coach fleet up to date. We have recently launched our East Yorkshire and Whittles 2013 coach holiday programmes and the new coaches will be mainly used on these although they can be hired for private parties.

“All five coaches are replacements and we have also taken the opportunity to transfer to general coaching duties the three displaced National Express coaches which are only four years old, thus further improving our private hire fleets”