Borders Buses, part of West Coast Motors Group, has added two high-specification Plaxton Leopards to its services operating across the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh, the Lothians, Northumberland and Cumbria.
Both of the new coaches are 12.8m 72-seat B8R models with I-shift transmission, air-conditioning, audio and passenger information systems, CCTV, reversing cameras and alloy wheels.
The coaches are now operating on private hires and in support of the extensive school transport programmes operated by the company.
“We have a long-established and successful business relationship with Alexander Dennis Limited and their Plaxton operation, both in terms of bus and coach purchases,” says Colin Craig, managing director, Borders Buses.
Our aim is to stay at the forefront of the industry by providing best-in-class services and to do that we need low emission vehicles that are modern, stylish and perform well.
“Our business varies widely, covering service routes, school contracts, private hires and special events. We also operate in a diverse range of locations, covering towns, cities and rural areas, which means we need vehicles that can tackle multiple tasks. The Plaxton Leopard fits the bill, combining capacity with comfort, performance and a real street presence.”