The first and last legs of many Melbourne Airport passengers’ journeys have just become more pleasant and comfortable – thanks to Volgren.
Those trips between the terminal and the long-term carpark at Tullamarine can now be enjoyed – quickly and efficiently – in one of 11 new Volgren-designed and built Optimus low floor route buses.
The order for the new buses continues a partnership between Australia’s biggest bus body manufacturer and Melbourne Airport, and their operators SkyBus. The new vehicles are replacing the original buses built and supplied by Volgren in 2006.
The new Optimus buses are built on a Scania “N” Series chassis and are equipped with Thermoking air-conditioning. They have a total carrying capacity of 72 (including the driver) with seating for 29 and improved luggage rack solutions, as well as the usual high standard of Optimus interior fittings and style.
As Volgren designer Nick Carnie says, the partnership reflects Volgren’s ongoing philosophy of working to every customer’s unique requirements. We take pride in our ability to design bespoke solutions for every customer.
“Volgren relishes the opportunity to work with every customer to design a solution which will best suit their individual requirements,” says Nick.
The new buses differ from the 11 delivered in 2006, in that these are the first airport buses in the new Optimus body – and are our first with the Optimus body on the Scania N chassis.
“Each of these elements presented their own design challenges, however that only makes for a more interesting and challenging design process,” notes Nick.
The new order allowed Volgren to improve on the previous luggage rack solution – a vital component of airport buses – as well as update the bus aesthetics in line with the Optimus’ top-standard interior fittings and overall style.
The airport buses, like all the bespoke products Volgren design and deliver to a wide range of customers across Australia and overseas, are a testament to the enthusiasm and expertise of the company’s dedicated staff.
The Volgren team’s flexibility in design and production – and the pride we take in every one of our buses – is why satisfied customers such as Melbourne Airport keep coming back.