The first of two NuTrack Vibes for Moray Council entered service on Friday (June 24).
Chris Hall, Planning Officer – Community Transport at Moray Council told CBW: “We’ve bought two of them – the other is expected to enter service this week.
“This new vehicle will be used on a combination of home-to-school journeys, community transport and local bus work. Stagecoach has recently withdrawn from the 334 Elgin to Kingston service, so we have an additional requirement for vehicles.
“The NuTrack Genesis we bought last year continues to perform really well. It spends most of its time in service on route 334.”
Asked what attracted the authority to NuTrack, Chris replied: “We feel the Vibe is well suited for the narrow town streets.
“NuTrack backup is monumental – it really is good. While delivery was late, NuTrack supplied us with two demonstrators in their place. That is customer service. We’re considering the acquisition of more NuTrack vehicles. We’ve been operating NuTrack vehicles for 10 years – they’re well-built machines.”
Located in the North of Scotland, Moray Council operates a 29-strong bus fleet. It includes
one Optare Solo, a solitary NuTrack Genesis, two NuTrack Vibes, nine Bluebird Orions, plus Ford Transits and Iveco Dailys.