Lochs Motor Transport, based on the Isle of Lewis and founded 70 years ago has introduced a new 41-seat Enviro200 from Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) to its fleet of modern buses and coaches.
“Our latest addition is an 11.3m model with high-back three-point seat belts, automatic dimming lights in the saloon, CD radio and loud speakers, an eight-camera CCTV system, GPS tracking, bonded glazing, ferry lift air suspension and LED day running lights,” said company director Roddy MacDonald.
Roddy, who runs the business with his sister Ann Smith, added: “We have a long relationship with the ADL group and our fleet is dominated by their vehicles, including Panthers, Leopards and Enviro200s. The latter has a track record second to none in terms of manoeuvrability, style, comfort and overall performance. Importantly, it is also popular with drivers, local passengers and the many visitors we welcome to Lewis and the Western Isles.
“Our new vehicle arrived on a Wednesday and was in service the next day running on Route W8 between Stornoway, New Valley Village and Ranish. It will make an important contribution to our business and further strengthens our commitment to modern, market leading products.”
Lochs Motor Transport was established in 1947 and apart from providing local bus services it also caters for cruise ship passengers arriving in Stornoway and keen to tour the Western Isles and the North of Scotland. The company also provides private hires for special events, football and golf tournaments, and school trips.
The new 11.3m Enviro200 is powered by a Cummins ISBe 225PS six-cylinder engine and has an Allison T280R six-speed gearbox.