Monday, 5th November 2018
Accessible Tucanas for County Council Transport Scheme
The Grass Routes Community Transport Scheme operated by Monmouthshire County Council has added two new Mellor Tucana II buses to its fleet.
A responsive service that runs to support the transport requirements of the county’s residents, Grass Routes is a flexible service with a timetable that can be adapted to meet the demands of passengers. While the Tucana II boasts a seating capacity of 16 and up to four wheelchairs, its neat and compact construction also makes it suitable for narrow rural lanes and housing estates where access may be restricted.
Designed to make public transport accessible for all, the Tucana II includes a variety of features to accommodate less able passengers. The Ventura sliding door effectively eliminates the kerb gap while the low floor allows easy, step-free access for those with limited mobility.
Debbie Jackson, Fleet Manager for Monmouthshire County Council, said: “Thank you to the team at Mellor for providing these two new additions to our fleet. They’re exactly what we needed and the whole process of detailing our requirements right through to delivery was conducted in a professional and timely manner. We look forward to using these vehicles on our services and hearing what our passengers think too.”
Based on the Volkswagen Transporter chassis, the Tucana II hosts numerous features including a rapid sliding door and two manual rear doors which provide access to the fold out ramp. The vehicle has seating for up to 16 passengers, all age seatbelts and Webasto climate control ensuring passenger comfort and safety.