High capacity turns heads in Bath and Somerset
Centurion Travel Limited has taken delivery of a new high capacity Irizar i4 Integral for use on school transport contracts in the City of Bath.
The i4, at 13.6m on three axles, featuring 80 PPS seats in a 3 + 2 configuration, is made fully accessible by a Masats KS7 semi-automatic wheelchair lift positioned in the luggage compartment for side loading.
Steve Spiller, Director at Centurion Travel says: “The i4 is certainly turning heads and people are already asking questions about it. Everyone loves the interior design and it feels like you are walking into a posh cinema.” The theatre style seating is the result of the slightly rising flat floor.
Mechanically the coach is powered by an efficient 367 bhp, MX11 270 DAF engine driven through ZF’s sophisticated Traxon, 12 speed automated gearbox, that further enhances the economy of the vehicle. The rear steer, ZF axle enables this longer, tri-axle coach to access tight spaces when required.
Passenger comfort and safety is provided by three point seatbelts and individual service sets, fitted to the underside of the luggage racks, to control the powerful Hispacold climate control system.
Entertainment is through the Bosch Smart Series radio, CD, PA system with Bluetooth compatibility.
The Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in Bath was introduced 12 months ago to tackle air pollution (Nitrate Oxides, NO2) in the city. Centurion Travel has invested just short of £2m in upgrading its fleet to the latest and cleanest euro 6 vehicles, enabling full access to the city without penalty.