Modern Mellor low-floor buses join Edinburgh City Council fleet

08 January 2019

Edinburgh City Council has added 12 Mellor Orion low floor buses to its fleet, citing the compact bus’s low emissions and road safety features as the core reasons for adding them to the Scottish capital’s bus fleet.

The Scottish government has committed to the introduction of low emission zones into Scotland’s four biggest cities by 2020.

The Orions are equipped with a number of safety features, including 360-degree cameras, integrated cyclist protection systems and hard disc recorders, which improve safety for road users outside the bus as well as adding protection for the driver.

Pat Traynor, fleet manager at Edinburgh City Council, said: “These vehicles are Euro 6 compliant and feature 360-degree cameras for extra public safety and driver awareness. They also meet stringent nitrous oxide and particulate emissions targets for Scotland, and initial data collected shows an improvement in fuel consumption across the fleet.

“Factor in the need to meet client expectations, such as a low floor for easy access and the result is a modern and more efficient fleet that will enable us to successfully meet the future challenges of delivering services in Scotland’s capital city,” he added.