Eldorado Motor Services - Dave Jessop
Eldorado is based in the fictitious town of Kirton, a medium-sized town supposedly somewhere in Cheshire, around 20 miles South of Manchester. Local bus services include both town centre and rural routes, express services run to places like London and Manchester and an extensive programme of Holiday Tours and Day Excursions is operated, along with Private Hire, all of which means that a wide variety of vehicle types is required. Eldorado also works in partnership with Flexicoach to provide demand responsive services and rail replacement services, and with Tours UK running holiday tours from incoming foreign flights.
A separate division operates an extensive Heavy Recovery Service with a large fleet of specialised recovery vehicles.
Eldorado’s “Executive” coach is this Scania K / Irizar PB with forward and rearward facing 2 + 1 seats and tables, with a kitchen area in the centre.
Scania K / Irizar i6, with the centre door/toilet/drinks dispenser on the nearside rather than the offside, a feature found on similar coaches in Australia.
One of two Scania Tourings – Scania K chassis with Higer coachwork.
A pair of Scania K / Marcopolo Audace coaches new in 2018.
The second pair of Scania K / Marcopolo Audace coaches are on dedicated Tours UK contract work, and are therefore in Tours UK livery.
Two Scania Ks with MOBIpeople Explorer II bodies new in 2020.
A further MOBIpeople Explorer II was acquired with the East Cheshire Coaches business, this time on a MAN 19.290 chassis.
A pair of Scania K / Van Hool Alizee coaches new in 2007, and seen here after having wheelchair lifts fitted in 2016.
A pair of Scania K / Irizar PB coaches new in 2010.
A similar vehicle dating from 2015 waits at the Weston outstation for its connection with a feeder coach.
A pair of Mercedes Atego / Plaxton Cheetah XL midi coaches.
Yutong TC9s dating from 2020 (left) and 2023.
A pair of 2019 Scania K / Irizar i6 coaches acquired in 2022 specifically for a Flexicoach rail replacement contract, hence their dual Flexicoach / Eldorado branding.
Scania K / Caetano Levante III – one of a pair.
A Mercedes Tourismo Access acquired with the East Cheshire takeover, now carrying the strapline “part of the Eldorado family”.