Reading-based TK Travel has recently taken delivery of the company’s first new Volvo coach, a new B8R SB3 which will be used mainly on local school contracts. TK Travel, which has been operating since 2010, is no stranger to the Volvo chassis, the addition of this new B8R with Sunsundegui SB3 bodywork will be the company’s fifth Volvo vehicle, in a fleet of 14, which includes seven minibuses.
“We were looking for a particular type of vehicle,” says director Katie Gripton. “High capacity, but not too big, with manoeuvrability and fuel efficiency as standard.
“We’ll be using it on our local school contracts, so the vehicle needed to be reliable, hard-wearing and we required it to be a Euro 6 to meet emissions standards going forward.”
The Volvo B8R SB3 features 72 passenger seats in a 3+2 configuration.
TK Travel operates a range of contracts including holidays, tour work and school contracts.