BannerAd   

Featured Vehicles For Sale


BannerAd

        



New Panther ousts older Premiere at JAK

Article Image

JAK Travel of Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, has chosen the Volvo B9R with Plaxton Panther coachwork for the latest addition to its predominantly Plaxton Volvo fleet.

Managing director Alan Bonson looked at what the market had to offer before ordering: “We are happy to add another Plaxton Volvo to the fleet, it is a tried and tested product which we are familiar with.
“Plaxton have got the build quality right and we were impressed by how quiet it was internally when we took a test drive. Our first impressions are that it is a willing workhorse and we are looking forward to the fuel economy benefits promised.”

JAK Travel’s B9R Panther is 12.3m long and has 49 Fainsa Stel reclining seats and Thermo King air conditioning. It has a 380bhp D9B engine and I-Shift transmission. JAK Travel was founded in 1987 and now operates five coaches. All four full-size coaches are Plaxton-bodied Volvos, with the B9R replacing a B10M Premiere.

www.jaktravel.com



Bookmark and Share  


Related Content

B9R Panther joins Skelton Coaches

Cleveland based Skelton Coaches has taken delivery of a new Volvo-based Plaxton Panther.

Wellglade competes with 50p bus

Wellglade, the parent company of Trent Barton, has launched Bargain Bus to counter competition from Premiere Buses on its service from Nottingham to Cotgrave.

Logans adds a dozen Panthers

The first new-generation Plaxton Panthers – a dozen of them – for Logans Executive Travel of Dunloy, County Antrim, have just entered service.

Fuel-efficient Javelin for Prentice Coac

WITH fuel prices at an all time high, investing in fuel-efficient coaches makes a lot of sense.

Jones Holidays first Plaxton in 30 years

NEW for Jones Holidays of Flint is the company’s first new Plaxton since 1979, and its first Volvo ever.

Trent Barton steps in as Premiere fails

Premiere Travel of Nottingham has ceased trading after appointing financial specialists RSM Tenon ahead of a possible move into administration.



International news

Granada launches BRT

A bus rapid transit service has been inaugurated in Granada.

Electric Citeas for Cologne

KVB Cologne has ordered eight articulated battery-electric buses from VDL.

Major order from SBS

SBS Transit has ordered 665 new buses valued at $311million (£147million).

Alsa adds Setras

Alsa, Spain’s largest bus and coach operator, has added 15 Setra ComfortClass 500 touring coaches to its fleet.

Yutong plans South American factory

Chinese bus maker Yutong is to build a factory in Venezuela, giving the company a launch pad for South American markets currently dominated by the Brazilian factories of European manufacturers Scania, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz.

Fast-charge Volvo hybrids trial

Stockholm is to trial eight Volvo hybrids starting later this year as part of ZeEUS (Zero Emission Urban Bus System), an EU project being conducted in six European countries.



Product news

BackGuard range extended by Ring

Ring has extended its range of BackGuard camera systems with a new 7” camera system kit which offers an introductory level system that fulfils legislative requirements.

New website and pricing from Quartix

Quartix has unveiled it new website which aims to enhance user experience and ensure visitors are kept up-to-date with product developments and company news.

French market presence from Compak

Compak reports that it continues to make progress in the French bus market and exhibited again this year at the Transports Publics show in Paris, where two bus manufacturers displayed products on which a ramp from Compak was installed.

PLS expands into new Smethwick site

PLS (Passenger Lift Services) has consolidated several sites and relocated to one larger premises in Smethwick, West Midlands.

BUSB socket offers charging option

Hunters Auto Electrical Engineering has recently launched the BUSB onboard USB charge point for buses and coaches.

New systems to drive efficiency

Groeneveld is introducing two new systems which it says are aimed at meeting the needs of bus and coach operators in a demanding and ever-increasing efficiency-driven environment.



People in the news

Arriva is IRTE top team for 2014

The top team in this year’s IRTE Skills Challenge, winning the Outstanding Achievement award, was made up of three engineers from Arriva, KEVAL RAYATT (Watford), COLIN HARRIS (Milton Keynes) and TOM HUBBARD (Wigston).

Lawrence gets ITA role

ROGER LAWRENCE, leader of Wolverhampton city council, has been appointed chairman of the new West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority.

Johnson brothers mark 35 years

Johnsons of Henley-in-Arden is celebrating this month as it marks 35 years of working together for directors PETER and JOHN JOHNSON.

New exec team for Wright Group

The Wright Group has set up an executive team to oversee the strategic development of the business.

Sharp for Stagecoach West

KEVIN SHARP has been appointed operations manager for Stagecoach West at Cheltenham and Stroud.

Polley for Scania sales

RICHARD POLLEY has joined the bus and coach team at Scania GB as regional account manager for the south-east, after a number of years covering this area for MAN.

 

Latest News | View All News

Elite strikes right deal for Hodgsons

Hodgsons Coaches of Barnard Castle has taken delivery of a 12.

Optare quality impresses Western Isles

Western Isles council is now running five new Optare Solo SRs on its cross-island routes centred on Stornoway.

Safety, reliability the key at Bluebird

Bluebird Coaches of Weymouth has added two Volvo B11Rs with Jonckheere bodies to its 22-vehicle fleet.

Cheetah fleet for Highland Experience

Eight Mercedes-Benz Vario-based Plaxton Cheetahs have joined the growing fleet of Highland Experience Tours.

Marchants take first full-size Mercedes

Marchants Coaches of Cheltenham has added two Mercedes-Benz Tourismos to its fleet.

High quality for Pierce Kavanagh

Volvo has supplied a new B11R Jonckheere to leading Irish operator Pierce Kavanagh Coaches of Urlingford, County Kilkenny.



Latest vehicle deliveries

Elite strikes right deal for Hodgsons

Hodgsons Coaches of Barnard Castle has taken delivery of a 12.

Optare quality impresses Western Isles

Western Isles council is now running five new Optare Solo SRs on its cross-island routes centred on Stornoway.

Safety, reliability the key at Bluebird

Bluebird Coaches of Weymouth has added two Volvo B11Rs with Jonckheere bodies to its 22-vehicle fleet.

Cheetah fleet for Highland Experience

Eight Mercedes-Benz Vario-based Plaxton Cheetahs have joined the growing fleet of Highland Experience Tours.

Marchants take first full-size Mercedes

Marchants Coaches of Cheltenham has added two Mercedes-Benz Tourismos to its fleet.

High quality for Pierce Kavanagh

Volvo has supplied a new B11R Jonckheere to leading Irish operator Pierce Kavanagh Coaches of Urlingford, County Kilkenny.



Coach tourism news

BannerAd

See our special e-dition on the RDA Workshop and Cologne. Click above to view.

Register now for Group Leisure show

The Group Leisure & Travel Trade show takes place at the NEC on 25 September offering new ideas and networking for group holidays and coach tours.

Blackpool welcomes coach industry views

VisitBlackpool has thanked coach companies and drivers for helping with a study into the resort’s coach facilities.

Christmas breaks at 3-star Jersey hotel

With less than 150 days to go until Christmas, Jersey’s Modern Hotels Group is promoting a range of festive breaks.

New ideas at Group Leisure show

A new seminar programme is being launched at this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Trade Show which will tackle group travel issues and provide useful knowledge and ideas for forthcoming trips and holidays.

New Eastriggs museum recalls WW1

The new Devil’s Porridge Museum is opening on 31 July, offering a magnificent experience and enhanced facilities for coach parties.

Eurotunnel attacks MyFerryLink ruling

Eurotunnel has attacked the decision of the Competition and Markets Authority to require it to close or sell its MyFerryLink business.