Irizar i6 coaches strike gold at East London’s Goldline Executive Travel
Two new Irizar i6 luxury touring coaches have joined the expanding fleet of diverse East London operator Goldline Executive Travel. Fitted out to a very high executive standard, the 12.9-metre 57-seat integral coaches feature many passenger amenities including seat-back tables, magazine nets and footrests, a drinks machine, USB sockets, and a DVD player with two monitors in the carpeted saloon. Safety features include three-point seat belts, a reversing alarm and camera, and lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking systems. The Irizar i6 coaches have powerful DAF MX11 291 396 hp engines driving through advanced ZF EcoLife Coach automated transmissions.
Director Abdul Rafeeq said he was extremely happy with the performance of the coaches, which were delivered to the company in April.
“We are also looking forward to the arrival of our next new coach…an Irizar i4, which we have ordered primarily for school work…with 70 seats it can carry two school classes plus teachers,” he says.
Positive previous experiences with Irizar coaches and DAF-powered drive lines have led to the marque comprising half the 10-strong Goldline Executive coach fleet.
A diverse range of work is undertaken by Goldline Executive Travel including contracts with various London Boroughs Councils, European tours and it’s very own ever expanding private and corporate client base.
“We do a lot of corporate work, but weddings are also a speciality,” Abdul Rafeeq recounts. “We can provide a complete wedding transport service using our Rolls-Royces, limousines and our luxury coaches.”
The Irizar i6 coaches are maintained by an external contractor, and will remain on the fleet for four to five years.
Goldline Executive Travel started life as a minicab operator in London nearly 50 years ago and that part of the business remains successful and continues to operate under the Goldline Car Services banner. The company then diversified into mini coaches in 2004, with the first full-size passenger vehicles joining the fleet in 2010 leading to the inception of Goldline Executive Travel.