Our commitment to investment in new vehicles has reached £4.3m so far this year; the latest arrivals from Mercedes and Irizar are to run alongside our Volvo fleet so that we can evaluate their performance and formulate our future buying strategy.
Your opinion of these new vehicles would be truly welcome to help us assess not only operational cost and environmental impact but also how they make you the customer feel.
One manufacturer we are excited to be dealing with again after a number of years is Van-Hool, highly regarded and known as a premium quality vehicle in the Coach industry. We have taken five vehicles from Van-Hool this year at a significantly uplifted purchase price and have high expectations for them, we hope you enjoy the experience of travelling on them.
Since 2010 the Company has invested over £19m updating our fleet so that no vehicle is older than seven years, we still have more to do in this area but we are nearly there, and take great pride in the achievement. The seven year replacement program means that by 2020 every single Kings Ferry vehicle will meet the stringent Euro six emission standard required for London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone.
None of this means that we have put our feet up though! We will continue to search for innovation to help us improve your experience either on board or in your wallet.