Award winning Reays strengthens City Hopper fleet with Enviro200s - 25th June 2012
Cumbria based Reays Coaches - the ‘Top Independent Operator’ in the 2011 UK Bus Awards - has introduced two ADL Enviro200s to its expanding bus services in Carlisle and placed orders for a further nine.
The new buses are operating on their flagships 63 Service, which runs across the city centre and has the highest frequency of all its City Hopper routes.
Commenting on their first new Enviro200s, Chris Reay, the Managing Director, said: "We are receiving fantastic feedback from passengers about the new buses, which are also proving very good on fuel economy. We went for the Enviro200s because they are superb vehicles and we also have a great relationship with ADL. Their back-up and service support is superb. The passenger appeal of the Enviro200s is great too. They look the part and are a key element of our plan to deliver comfort and reliability on both city centre and rural routes. That's why we've got nine more Enviro200s on order.”
Reays is now carrying 25,000 passengers a week on seven City Hopper routes, having only launched the service in October 2011.
The new Enviro200s are 10.8 metre models, powered by Cummins ISBe four-cylinder 160PS EEV engines and have Allison S2100 5-speed automatic transmissions. Each of the E200s has 39 seats, bonded glass, contoured bumpers, continuous cove saloon lighting, and Mobitec LED destination equipment.