Four new Volvo coaches for Translink

Northern Ireland operator Translink has taken delivery of two new integral Volvo B11R 9700s and two B11R JHV2 coaches as the latest additions to its 1,400 strong fleet.

The company is a long-established Volvo customer and these coaches follow the purchase of 23 B5TL double-deck buses in 2017 and 45 B5TLs in 2014.

“We are pleased to once again work in partnership with Volvo for the supply of these new state-of-the-art coaches, which provide the latest standards in comfort and quality,” says Kay Sharkey, Translink travel centre manager. “The new Volvo 9700 coaches will be used for international touring work to Europe while the B11R Jonckheere coaches will primarily be used for private hire; local tours and sports fixtures.

“As we already operate a sizeable number of Volvos in our fleet, we were already familiar with the build quality, dependability and impressive fuel economy. We also rely on the excellent service provided by our dealer, Dennisons, thoughout Northern Ireland.”

The B11R 9700s are tri-axle 13m coaches and the B11R JHV2s are 12.57m two-axle vehicles. All have 53 seats and toilets.