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April 10 2019
By Tim Deakin

Tim is Editor of routeone and has worked in both the coach and bus and haulage industries.

Irizar UK surpasses 400 mark for integral coaches

Landmark is reached after eight years in the market; Barnes took its first Irizar integrals during 2015

The two i6 integrals delivered to Barnes take Irizar UK past the 400 mark

The number of DAF-engined integral coaches supplied by Irizar UK has passed 400 with the delivery of two i6 models to established buyer Barnes Coaches of Swindon.

Of the pair, one is a 14.1m 61-seat triaxle and the other is a 12.9m two-axle 53-seater. Both have the MX-11 rated at 450bhp and 370bhp respectively and each has ZF’s EcoLife automatic gearbox.

Says Irizar UK Director Julie Hartley: “Reaching the 400-unit landmark in the UK is a significant milestone for both us and our colleagues in Spain. After just eight years in the market, Irizar UK is now established as a real coaching force.

“Our reputation for passenger appeal, easy maintenance and first-class support continues to win us new customers.”

Barnes Coaches purchased its first Irizar integrals in 2015. The latest additions mean that around three-quarters of its fleet complies with Euro 6 standards, says Director Luke Barnes. He adds that the operator expects to keep the coaches for around five years. They will be maintained in-house with the support of Irizar UK’s mobile technicians when required.

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