Wednesday, 19th September 2018
Mellor has announced a significant new order from Transport for London (TfL) for 90 of its Tucana II buses.
Set to be deployed at various Dial-a-Ride hub locations around central and suburban London, the Tucana IIs are all being built to an identical specification which meets the specific access needs of the Dial-a-Ride service. The buses are fully accessible with rear door, boarding ramp and seating for eight passengers.
The Tucana II is built on the proven Volkswagen T6 chassis and benefits from a fully flat low-floor passenger saloon and has capacity for up to four wheelchairs, despite its compact size which is essential in congested city environments. Deliveries are commencing in late October and will continue until March 2019.
John Randerson, managing director for Mellor, said: “It will be great to see the Tucana II in service around London and we’re excited to be supplying one of the most recognised capital city Dial-a-Ride organisations in the world.
“The Tucana II leads the way in providing the sector with a vehicle that’s economical to run and delivers an enjoyable experience for passengers and drivers whilst meeting the environmental challenges of modern cities.
“As demand for Mellor vehicles has been steadily increasing, we anticipated quite some time ago that additional manufacturing capacity would be needed so we could meet all of the requirements of existing and new customers alike.
“This exciting new business dovetails nicely with that growth strategy. Ongoing production and delivery of our existing orders will be unaffected.”