Edwards Coaches has taken delivery of six ADL Enviro200 buses, which the operator says are up to 35 per cent more economical on fuel than previous designs due to being lighter with electrical cooling and start-stop technology. There are also an additional five seats and an interior re-design to optimise the experience for passengers.
“Providing the best services for our customers is what drives our business and with the procurement of these Enviro200 buses we are confident that we will continue to achieve this goal,” says Jason Edwards, managing director. “Many people in our local community rely on us for everyday, but important errands such as visiting the doctor or the weekly food shop and so it’s vital that we are there for them in the best way possible.”
Edwards says that the manufacturer Alexander Dennis prides itself on creating vehicles by the industry for the industry and many of the new features have been directly influenced by conversations with drivers, particularly the air suspension system.
Edwards has recently introduced contactless payments on all its local bus services, which also includes Apple and Google Pay, making the customer experience easier.
South Wales-based Edwards Coaches was established in 1925 and has grown rapidly from 18 vehicles in 1970 to 60 vehicles by 2000, and 300 vehicles today. It carries around 80,000 coach holiday passengers a year.