Pulham's Coaches takes on PSVAR-compliant coach

Pulham’s Coaches has put a wheelchair accessible Plaxton Leopard coach into service, replacing an older non-accessible model. Pulham & Sons Coaches, based in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, has provided transport services in the Cotswolds since 1880, making it one of the longest-established bus and coach operators in the UK. The fourth-generation family-owned and operated business offers coach hire and school services along with a network of crucial 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 operator’s latest investment is a 57-seat Plaxton Leopard. Built on Volvo B8R chassis, the new addition is built 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. Pulham’s Coaches director, Andrew Pulham, said: “We have been getting on the front foot with PSVAR. 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.”

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