City Circle (UK) Limited signs for 17 new Scania coaches in 2019
Managing Director of City Circle (UK) Limited, Neil Pegg, confirmed an order for 17 new Scania Irizar i6S coaches for delivery in 2019 on the Scania (Great Britain) Limited stand at the Euro Bus Expo 2018. This order will see the total number of Scania vehicles purchased by City Circle (UK) Limited reach 98 since 2013.
The latest order consists of 15 Scania K 410 EB6x2*4 chassis with Irizar i6S bodywork, 13.2-metre overall length. The vehicles have 53 reclining passenger seats with leather and extra padded flaps, centre sunken toilet/washroom and Frenzel kitchen located at the centre continental exit. Additional features include reversing and road cameras and integrated satellite navigation.
City Circle (UK) has also ordered two Scania K 360 EB4x2 chassis with 10.8-metre overall length Irizar i6S bodywork. These will feature 36 reclining seats with half leather trim, rear floor-mounted toilet and washroom as well as a servery at the rear of the coach with built-in units for fridges and drinks, fitted by AD Coach Systems.
All 17 new vehicles have dark tinted glass and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels as well as WiFi, a CCTV system and USB charging points for all the passengers. All vehicles are also equipped with Scania's fully automated Opticruise transmission system.
The first units will join the already all-Scania fleet in March 2019. Thirteen of the vehicles are part of a fleet replacement programme and four will be additions to the fleet.
Neil Pegg comments, "We have a strong relationship with Scania. They offer a reliable and high quality product as well as fantastic back up from the dealer network. But most of all, it’s a relationship that works. They went over and above for me back in 2013 by designing a vehicle to our specification, that wasn’t in the Scania or Irizar range. From that day on, we’ve continued to have a strong working relationship and we’ve had close to 100 vehicles as a result."
Martin West, New Bus and Coach Sales Director for Scania (Great Britain) Limited, adds, "It is a pleasure working with Neil and the team at City Circle (UK). They’ve gone from having a mixed fleet in 2013 to now all Scania just five years later, which I feel is testament to the strong working partnership we have built and the trust they have in us."
The vehicles will be used for the company’s incoming tourism and corporate charter groups.