Volvo Euro 6 coach upgrade for Woodstones

Woodstones Coaches of Kidderminster has upgraded its fleet with the delivery of a new Volvo B8R Euro 6 coach with Plaxton  bodywork.

It is the fourth Euro 6 vehicle delivered to the Worcestershire operator.

Managing Director Richard Meredith says: “Our business is growing and we wanted to add another quality vehicle that would be reliable, had a strong kerb appeal and with great fuel economy, which would add significantly to our green credentials.

“This delivery also provides us with an opportunity to continue the successful working relationship that we have established with Volvo and Plaxton over a number of years.

“Our six vehicle fleet is all specified on the Volvo chassis and we like the handling of the B8R and the Plaxton body styling

Volvo Coach Sales in Coventry supplied the vehicles and Richard Meredith confirmed that Volvo’s localised back up and support is of significant benefit to Woodstones, when required.

Managing Director Richard Meredith “Our business is growing and we wanted to add another quality vehicle that would be reliable

Brian Walker from Volvo Bus, commented: “Woodstones Coaches is a long-term Volvo Bus customer. We are delighted they continue to be a Volvo only operator, having now taken delivery of this new B8R coach.”

Richard Meredith added: “Throughout the purchasing process we dealt with Brian Walker and he was extremely supportive and knowledgeable.

“We will always consider Volvo when it comes to purchasing a new vehicle for our fleet and would be happy to recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable, fuel efficient vehicle.”

Woodstones Coaches has been operating since 1957 in Kidderminster, moving to modern purpose built premises on Hoo Farm Industrial Estate in 1983. The company’s coaches are engaged on a variety of school work and private hire across the region.