City Circle (UK) Limited select Scania Irizar i6S once again
For the second year running, Hayes, Middlesex-based City Circle (UK) Limited has opted for Scania Irizar i6S coaches. The company's 17-strong order for 2019 comprises 15 13.2-metre overall length K 410 6x2*4 rear-steer vehicles and two 10.8-metre K 360 4x2s, all with Scania's fully-automated Opticruise gear selection system. This represents the sixth consecutive year City Circle (UK) has chosen the Scania/Irizar combination, and takes the number of Scania Irizar coaches purchased by the company over that period to 99.
The 15 13.2-metre vehicles feature 53 luxurious reclining seats with leather and extra padded flaps. Passengers will also benefit from having seat-back tables, magazine nets and footrests. There is a sunken toilet/washroom and a Frenzel kitchen located at the centre continental exit, and additional features include Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels, reversing and road cameras and integrated satellite navigation. The body will be finished with extra dark tinted double glazing.
The two 10.8-metre vehicles will have 36 recliners with half leather trim to the seats and fully furnished seat back facilities for passenger comfort. There is a rear floor mounted toilet/washroom, and an extensive servery at the rear of the coach with built-in units for fridges and drinks facilities fitted by A&D coach systems. The vehicles are specified extremely highly with the additions of satellite navigation, twin monitors, dark tinted glass and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels to complete the specification.
All 17 coaches will have WiFi on board, CCTV system and the added feature of USB charging points to all passenger seats.
The coaches will also have the colour plus dash feature offering the driver instant performance information, which is linked to the fleet management information sent direct to the office which helps ensure vehicle efficiency can be maximised over the long term.