Tourismo Transformed

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The Bus & Coach Centre in Oxford is well known for selling used vehicles, but the company is branching out its operations by selling vehicles converted to PSVAR specification. Richard Sharman went to look at the very first conversion

Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR) has been the cause for much debate in 2020, and as we move into 2021 that debate will no doubt continue.

Operators are having to seriously consider which route to choose when moving the fleet forward with complying with these regulations. You could buy new, or consider one of the many options on the second-hand coach market.

One of the options is a coach that has become an operator favourite, the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo.

Branching out

The Bus & Coach Centre is run and owned by Will Blowfield, selling used vehicles in association with Mark Stephenson of Fleet Resourcing. This successful business provides operators with an array of used vehicle options, with over 100 vehicles in stock at the vast Oxford site.

But to offer operators even more choice, Will has decided to branch out into PSVAR conversions of his stock, he explains why the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo M was the first to be converted: “We wanted to offer our customers a coach that could do everything, from the school run, to private hires and rail replacement in between. Our in-house conversion of the Mercedes-Benz Tourismo can do all of that and at a competitive price.

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