Scania Irizar addition for North Somerset Coaches

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North Somerset has found Scanias have passenger appeal
North Somerset has found Scanias have passenger appeal

North Somerset Coaches has acquired a Scania Irizar coach from Princess Coaches in Southampton, with another to arrive imminently.

The 53-seat vehicle is LEZ Euro 4 compliant and has replaced a Plaxton Paramount.

David Fricker, managing director of the Nailsea-based operator, said: “It will be used for everything including school trips and excursions. It’s a good upgrade to the fleet. We’re moving away from Volvos; we’ve found the Scanias have passenger appeal.

“As it’s LEZ it means we can take it to London – we don’t do it often but it’s always useful to have.

“It replaced an old Paramount which succumbed to old age. We also have a sister vehicle joining it this week.”

The vehicle was greeted with praise after it was revealed on the company’s Facebook page on March 16.