McGill’s Buses are to spend £2 million on a fleet of 20 new Strata minibuses.
The company, based in Greenock, who have bus depots in Inchinnan and Johnstone will use some of their new buses in Renfrewshire and on their 110 bus routes throughout the West of Scotland.
McGill’s placed the order for the Strata buses, made by Rochdale-based Mellor Coachcraft, at this week’s Coach and Bus UK event.
Ralph Roberts, McGill’s managing director, said: “We have been evaluating two Mellor Stratas of the same specification since the vehicle’s launch last year and found it ‘ticks all the right boxes’ for us in terms of its fuel economy, durability, build quality and the level of door-to-door support we receive – they don’t just sell it and then forget about it.
“In addition to the operational parameters, the passengers like the look and interior facilities, particularly the 2+2 seating, which gives a traditional feel to a small bus, along with the smooth ride provided by the Sprinter chassis.”