Plymouth Citybus invest in new Volvos

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Go-Ahead Group-owned Plymouth Citybus has made a significant investment of £1.6m in 10 41 leather-seated Volvo B7RLE buses.

The new Volvo Euro 5 vehicles have now gone into production at the Wrightbus factory in Northern Ireland and will be delivered to Plymouth Citybus later this year.

All 10 of the new vehicles will be fitted with the Wrightbus Eclipse 2 bodywork and sport Go-Ahead’s new livery, launched in 2011. They will also feature a distinctive large digital destination display.

The buses will replace older existing buses on route 43, which runs between Plymouth city centre and Ernesettle.

“This is the largest single order for buses in Plymouth for at least five years,” explained Plymouth Citybus managing director Andrew Wickham. “It demonstrates Go-Ahead Group’s long term commitment to our customers.”

Volvo’s bus sales manager Phil Fletcher was equally pleased. “This is a highly significant order – the biggest in the region for some time, which I think reflects the quality of the product,” he said.