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UK’s first two all new 9700 luxury Volvo coaches for McGill’s

05 August 2021 #Bus and Coach #TNB News

Independent bus company McGill’s has taken delivery of two new Volvo 9700 luxury coaches.

The delivery represents the first UK sale of the all-new 9700 for Volvo Bus UK, which is built on the established Volvo B11R.

These new Volvo 9700 coaches will support McGill’s first exploration into long distance coach travel in partnership with Flixbus, who are significantly expanding the amount of routes they cover across the UK with the help of regional coach partners.

McGill’s has significantly increased its presence in the coach travel market and identified this as an area of future growth.

The new 9700 forms part of what Volvo Buses described as the biggest revision of its European coach range in recent history.

These coaches also meet Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR) standards.

Russell Henderson at McGill’s said: “The two key factors in this purchase for us were the Volvo dealer network and the quality of the new 9700 product.

“We have already had some good positive feedback from customers and drivers and they are now a key part of our fleet, currently running between Glasgow and London on long distance work.

Volvo Bus Account Manager for the North & Scotland, Jennifer McGill added: “We are more than thrilled that McGill’s have chosen the 9700 to add to their already remarkable fleet as we remain fully committed to helping them deliver an unrivalled and first-class service to their valued customers who make over three quarters of a million journeys each week.

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