Villager Bus makes a return trip to Mellor for new Orion
Villager Bus has once again turned to Mellor for a new Orion bus to add to its existing fleet.
The robust Orion design is ideal for community transport where due to the high volume of passengers, wear and tear is inevitable. The passenger area is versatile and can be configured to meet the needs of the various clientele.
Keith Gowing, Chairman of Villager Bus, said:
“We have been operating Orions for the past five years and took delivery of our latest one in April. This is our second order in a year, representing a significant investment to us and is testament to our positive experience with this model.”
The Villager Bus service carries up to 400 passengers from 60 villages in the North Cotswolds every week.
“Our passengers love the spaciousness and light, airy feel of the interior and we now have a totally easy-access fleet which is a real benefit to our less mobile passengers.
“The fuel consumption of the Orion is outstanding, and the handling and performance makes driving this vehicle a pleasure.”
Area Sales Manager for Mellor South of England and Wales, Stephen Haywood added:
“We are delighted that Villager Bus has once again chosen Mellor for their latest fleet investment.
“We have supplied a number of vehicles to them, and its always great to see customers return for a repeat purchase.”
Villager Bus’ Orion has a rapid sliding entry door, luggage pen, Eberspächer air climate system and is configured to carry 16 passengers with all-age provision seatbelts throughout.
The Villager Bus service has been running since 1982 providing transport to small, often isolated villages which have no other public transport facilities. It operates in the North Cotswold areas of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.