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