Based in Dumbarton, McColl’s Travel has taken delivery of its first four Strata low-floor buses from Mellor, following four new contracts to supplement its existing work for the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. The new Stratas will operate ‘dial-a-bus’ contracts for McColl’s in Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire.
The company currently operates around 40 vehicles, serving schools and private coach hire as well as local bus routes.
“We’d heard good things about the Mellor Strata low-floor bus and decided to arrange a trial when it became clear we would need to expand our fleet”, says McColl’s managing director Liam McColl. “We were immediately impressed by the economy and the performance of the Strata, the vehicles are very reliable and a perfect size for these new contracts. They have already proven to be very popular with both drivers and passengers alike, and it’s likely we’ll look to Mellor again the next time we need to expand our fleet.”
Able to accommodate up to 22 passengers, the Strata range is built on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis.