Nottinghamshire county council has taken delivery of a Strata low-floor bus as the latest addition to its mainly Mellor fleet. The latest vehicle follows an order for nine Orion Plus low-floor buses which were delivered in March 2019, bringing the fleet up to 70+ vehicles, 90 per cent of which are Mellor products.
“We particularly like the low-floor bus concept, the 2 + 2 seating and wheelchair space and the addition of all the standard bus features for the benefit of our passengers, who really like riding in the Strata,” says Simon Roberts, assistant manager, Nottinghamshire county council.
With a passenger capacity of 22, the Nottinghamshire CC Strata features Mobitech destination display and audio visual system, Eberspacher heating, Exeros CCTV and Kiel seating.
Jane Dransfield, area sales manager, central England and north Wales, Mellor, says: “It is great to be working with the team at Nottinghamshire CC again and the vehicle certainly looks fantastic. I am really happy that the Strata fulfils all the council’s requirements for this new route.”
In 2018 the Strata was awarded a Low Emission Bus certificate following emissions testing at Millbrook. The LEB certificate is for vehicles that produce 15 per cent less Well-to-Wheel (WTW) emissions compared to an equivalent Euro V standard diesel bus.