Mainline’s midi filled a gap
The coach they wanted was the Irizar i6 10.8-metre Integral, which they saw first on the factory floor at Irizar’s Spanish headquarters: “It was already in livery and looked great,” said Chris Mainwaring, a Director at Mainline, based in Porth. “We occasionally have groups of 30-plus who’d rattle around in a 57-seater, and this midicoach is also much easier to drive on the small roads our drivers typically encounter on tour.”
The new Irizar is highly specified, with just 38 seats to give plenty of legroom, USB charging points to every seat, a toilet, seat-back tables, rear servery and twin-screen DVD system. The driver is well catered for, with Lane Departure Warning, reversing camera and even Adaptive Cruise Control, which adjusts the coach’s speed automatically to match traffic speeds, up to the limit set by the driver – a system usually seen only on executive cars.
Mainline has bought three Irizar Integral coaches from Irizar UK this year – including a 12.9-metre tourer and 13.2-metre tri-axle sourced from the Worksop headquarters of Irizar UK.