Dartline goes for two more i6 Integrals

Dartline goes for two more i6 Integrals

Having bought i6 Integrals two years ago, Dartline has returned to Irizar UK to buy two more.

 

The Devon-based operator which runs a fleet of 70 vehicles – around 25 of them touring coaches – says it’s had a positive experience of running the two DAF-engined 53-seaters it has had in the fleet since 2015: “The response from passengers has been good,” said Managing Director David Hounslow. “It’s an aesthetically pleasing coach, with a modern appearance.”

 

David says the two new i6s – both 12.9-metre, two-axle vehicles with he powerful MX11 271 engine and Ecolife automatic gearbox – will mainly be destined for European travel. Based on feedback, Dartline has added USB charging points throughout the coach: “The drivers reported being asked regularly by passengers to ‘lend’ their USB charging points!” he says.

 

The coaches have 53 i6 seats with seatback tables, a toilet, drinks machine, the standard two-monitor DVD system and reversing horn and camera.

 

Dartline was founded in 1987 with eight minibuses and, through a series of acquisitions and moves, built its fleet into its current form. The company has extensive home-to-school work, private hire and touring work.