Redwing Coaches has placed a £1.6m order for seven brand new Scania Irizar i6 executive coaches, due for delivery in March 2013.
Supplied by Scania (Great Britain), the new vehicles, a mix of 49 and 53 seaters, are being built to the company’s own specification.
The firm follows a policy of regular planned fleet renewal which Redwing claims has resulted in one of the youngest and most technologically advanced large fleets of luxury coaches in Europe.
MD Paul Hockley told CBW: “The vehicles are replacing seven Setras; three S415GT-HDs and four tri-axle S416GT-HDs. We part exchanged these with Scania as part of our fleet replacement programme. I ordered 12 Scanias earlier this year and we’re impressed with them.”
Gravesend-based Reliance Travel, part of the same group as Redwing, took delivery of its first 12 Scania Irizar i6 coaches in July. The vehicles are operating primarily on the company’s commuter services between Kent and central London.