Strata arrives at Shuttle Buses for SPT contract

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Shuttle Buses has taken delivery of a Mellor Strata low-floor bus for a subsidised service contract to the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.

Lorna Millar, National Sales Manager for Mellor, at the handover with Shuttle Buses Managing Director David Granger

Managing Director of Shuttle Buses, David Granger, said: “This is the first Mellor vehicle we have purchased following a successful trial of a Strata demonstrator last year which we really liked.

“The vehicle is earmarked for a service that runs seven days a week from 0700hrs until midnight, clocking up more than 1,400 miles a week, so we needed a reliable fuel-efficient option. The Strata is also the ideal size for our new, mainly rural route, which we have the contract for until July 2021.”

Shuttle Buses said it wanted a vehicle with a ‘big bus’ feel, and therefore specified a high quality interior with leather effect seats, wood panel flooring and silver grab rails.

The Strata low-floor has recently been awarded a Low Emissions Bus (LEB) certificate in the UK. The accreditation, as described by the UK government, is awarded to vehicles using technology that produces 15% fewer ‘Well-to-Wheel’ emissions when compared with equivalent Euro V diesel buses.