Northern Ireland’s first Euro 6 i6 Integral
Chambers Coaches’ new Irizar i6 Integral is a unique sight on the roads of Northern Ireland, being the first Euro 6, 53-seater in the province.
Prepared in the operator’s distinctive bright yellow livery, the coach joins a fleet of 19, among which are five Irizar PBs.
“We were interested to see how the i6 stood up alongside other coaches,” said Director Rodney Gallagher. “The i6 certainly offers a quiet ride. And the drivers appreciate the space you have behind the wheel. Overall, it’s going really well. It’s been out on a few tours and had great feedback. So far, so good.”
Chambers’ latest addition has been set out with 53 half-leather PB seats with footrests, full carpet, a twin monitor/DVD system, centre sunken toilet and reversing camera. It is powered by DAF’s MX11 271 Euro 6 engine with ZF’s fully-automatic Ecolife transmission.
Rodney Gallagher is also a Director of Glenshane Coaches, winner of Most Improved Operator at this year’s Federation of Passenger Transport Northern Ireland Awards. At the award evening he was singled out for his efforts in resurrecting Chambers, considered one of Northern Ireland’s most famous coaching names.
“We’ll be looking to Irizar UK again I’m sure,” he said. “Their products stand up well against anything else on the market and we get on well with Irizar UK’s Business Development Manager Julie Hartley, so I’m sure it’ll be an option for us next time we’re in the market for a new coach.”