New Scania for Blue Iris Coaches

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A true family firm: Tony Spiller (right) pictured with his son Ian and daughter-in-law Gina with the new Scania OmniExpress coach

Blue Iris Coaches based in Nailsea near Bristol has recently taken delivery of a new Scania OmniExpress 36 touring coach.

Supplied by Scania (Great Britain) Limited, the 12.8-metre overall length vehicle is based on a K400 EB4x2 chassis with a 400 horsepower Scania engine and fully automated Scania Opticruise gearbox, with the vehicle being supported by Scania’s Avonmouth depot, which is managing repair and maintenance.

Blue Iris has been operating for over 60 years and the latest addition join an established fleet of Scania Irizar 49 and 53 seater coaches. The company also runs a Toyota Optimo midi coach.

Tony Spiller, owner of Blue Iris Coaches for the past 25 years, said the vehicle has been added to the fleet to run on a contract with Majestic Holidays. As a result, the coach is finished in Majestic livery.

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