Alexander Dennis has delivered a wheelchair-accessible Plaxton Leopard coach to Pulham’s Coaches of Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.
Pulham & Sons Coaches has provided transport services in the Cotswolds since 1880, making it one of the longest-established bus and coach operators in the United Kingdom. The fourth-generation family-owned and operated business offers coach hire and school services along with a network of bus routes in Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.
Home-to-school transport has contributed strongly to the company’s growth in recent years, taking its fleet size to 55 coaches amid consistent investment in modern vehicles. The latest investment is a 57-seat Plaxton Leopard built on Volvo B8R chassis to PSV Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR), making it accessible to wheelchair users and future-proofing Pulham’s Coaches’ fleet. The new Plaxton Leopard has replaced an earlier, non-accessible vehicle of the same type.
“We have been getting on the front foot with PSVAR,” says director Andrew Pulham. “The Plaxton Leopard has already been a strong performer in our fleet, giving us excellent value for money, so the decision to invest in the latest accessible version was an easy one as this ticks all the boxes for a versatile vehicle.”