Howards Travel Group have added an Optare Metrocity to their bus fleet. The family firm operates a fleet of modern executive coaches and buses across Warrington, Widnes & Runcorn.
The 10.8m, Metrocity with 115kW Mercedes, Euro 5 engine, seats up to 40 is finished to a high standard with e-leather seating and wood effect flooring and will operate on route 289 from Knutsford to Altrincham.
Ian Howard, Managing Director at Howards Travel Group, said, “We were extremely impressed by the performance and build quality of the demo Metrocity vehicle we trialled earlier this year. Our new Metrocity has only just gone into service but we are already seeing a 13% improvement in fuel efficiency when compared to other single deck vehicles within our fleet operating on that route.”
Steph Baker, Regional Sales Manager, Optare, said, “I am delighted to see the Metrocity delivering fuel efficiency savings for yet another customer.”