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Versatile B9Rs for Andrew’s

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Two new Volvo B9R Plaxton Panthers have entered service with Shetland-based Andrew’s. Versatility was one of the key factors in the decision to specify Volvo, as managing director Morris Morrison explains: “The vehicles are required to cover a wide variety of contracts for us, including cruise transfer, worker transfer and touring holidays, both in the UK and abroad, so it was important that they were adaptable.

“The size of the coaches was also important,” he continues. “I had the opportunity to test the B9R demonstrator last year and it was good to drive, so it ticked all the important boxes.” The new coaches are 53-seaters with 380bhp D9B engines and I-Shift. Added features include aluminium wheels and roof-mounted air horns.

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