Harry Shaw has taken delivery of three Irizar i4 integral 70-seater coaches. They are for use on a home-to-college contract delivered from the Coventry operator’s satellite depot in Stoke-on-Trent.
Each coach is 12.9m long and PSVAR compliant. Seats are configured in a 3+2 layout and every position has a three-point belt. Accessibility comes thanks to a Masats lift mounted within the nearside centre doorway’s stairwell, and Hanover destination displays with white LEDs.
A Bosch Smart Series audio system is fitted to each coach and an Actia monitor is mounted at the front of the saloon. Power is from the DAF MX-11 engine developing 367bhp coupled to a ZF EcoLife automatic gearbox.
Delivery of the i4 integrals comes 60 years after Harry Shaw purchased its first coach in 1964. The business began in 1951 as a milk delivery company and has since grown into a major privately-owned coach and travel company, with Director Robert Shaw serving as Chair of the Coach Tourism Association.