Johnsons Coach & Bus Travel, which operates from Henley-in-Arden, near Stratford-upon-Avon, has announced an order for four Plaxton Panthers, taking their new vehicle investment programme with Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) to over £2million this year.
“During the last six months, we’ve taken delivery from ADL of three Enviro200s and three Enviro400 MMC double decks at Johnsons – and a new Volvo Plaxton Panther for our fleet at Whittles Coaches in Kidderminster. In all cases we’ve been pleased with the delivery, quality, reliability, fuel economy and after sales service support,” said Commercial Director John Johnson. He added: “So for our 2016 order, we were very happy to consider the Volvo Plaxton Panther, which has made history here at Johnsons, as they are the first new Plaxton or Volvo coaches we have every bought! These four vehicles will strengthen our 50-strong coach operation and be used extensively on our own programme of holidays and excursions, as well as our demanding private hire schedule.” The new 12.8m coaches are all on 10.8 litre, Euro6 Volvo B11R chassis with I-Shift transmission. Two of them are 49-seat vehicles, while the other two have 53 seats. They both have toilet facilities and are finished throughout to a luxury specification.