West Coast Motors repeat order for Scania

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Seven of the Scania Irizar i6 coaches will operate on Citylink services, with the remaining two vehicle specified for its own services
Seven of the Scania Irizar i6 coaches will operate on Citylink services, with the remaining two vehicle specified for its own services

West Coast Motors has placed a repeat order for Scania Irizar i6 coaches to run on the Citylink services it operates between Glasgow and its home base in Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. In addition to the seven vehicles ordered for this service, a further two Scania Irizar i6s have been specified to work on the company’s own operations. Of these, one will be based in Campbeltown, the other in Oban.

Supplied by Scania (Great Britain) Limited, all nine vehicles are based on Scania’s 360 horsepower K 360 EB chassis. The seven for the Citylink services are 14.1m overall length tri-axles with 6X2*4 wheelplans. These will be configured as either 59-seaters or 55-seaters with front-mounted wheelchair lifts. The remaining two vehicles are 12.6m long 4x2s with either 51 seats or 47 seats plus front-mounted wheelchair lift.

West Coast Motors Managing Director Colin Craig said: “Since introducing our first Scania Irizar i6s into the Citylink service, we have been very pleased with both the product itself and the support we receive from Scania. In particular, the Scania team at Bellshill do an excellent job for us and this is a relationship we very much want continue to build upon.”