Edinburgh-based Timberbush Tours is investing £2million in 16 new coaches ranging from 10-seater to 53-seater vehicles. The move will increase Timberbush’s fleet to 34 coaches for its existing Edinburgh and Glasgow operations and a new service out of Inverness scheduled to start in the next few months.
The additions to the fleet will be delivered ahead of the summer season and will replace some existing vehicles in line with the company’s policy of a three year maximum vehicle age.
The new orders include 12 Mercedes Benz mini coaches with four 19-seater, seven 16-seater and one 10-seater, as well as two 32-seat MAN Mobi coaches from BASE Coach Sales and two 53-seat Neoplan Tourliners from MAN.
“With competition in the local market intensifying, this planned investment is significant for us,” says Steve Spalding, CEO, Timberbush Tours. “Our fleet stock is less than three years old and this is our blueprint in an industry where a company’s ‘green’ credentials are a huge consideration for customers. This is something we take great pride in, having been accredited with the Green Business Tourism Scheme Gold Award and EcoStars 5 Star rating.
“This is an industry that never stands still and Timberbush has continually prided itself on its investment programmes and policies to remain at the forefront of the coach travel industry in Scotland.”