Volvo B11R 9700 for Donegal’s Bus Feda
Family-owned, Donegal-based Bus Feda has taken delivery of a new integral Volvo B11R 9700 coach. The 13m 53/55 seat vehicle comes with Volvo Driver Support System (DSS) as standard. The DSS includes AEBS (forward collision warning and advanced emergency braking systems), LKS (lane keeping support) and ACC (adaptive cruise control).
“We’ve been a customer of Volvo since the early 1980s and the reliability and familiarity of the vehicles ensures we come back every time,” explains Bus Feda managing director Brian O’Donnell. “We’ve been really pleased with the quality, appearance and operational performance of this coach and our customers are really impressed too.”
The B11R is powered by a Volvo D11K 10.8-litre, 6-cylinder engine rated at 430hp at 1,800rpm with maximum torque of 2050Nm at 1,000-1,400rpm.
David Porter, retail bus & coach sales manager, Volvo Bus, adds: “We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Bus Feda and we are delighted to deliver this integral coach to them. We are confident they will benefit from the performance offered by the Volvo B11R 9700 and that their passengers will enjoy the ride and comfort it provides.”
Bus Feda is a 55-year-old business, founded in 1961 when Feda O’ Donnell returned from working in Scotland to set up a taxi service in his native Ranafast and the surrounding area.