Monday, 19 February 2018

Enviro400’s for two coach companies

Alexander Dennis has announced that a small number of Enviro400 double deck buses were purchased by the two coach companies in Britain.

Tyrers Coaches, one of the most highly respected transport companies in the North of England has introduced two Enviro400 double decks from Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) into their 80-strong fleet of vehicles.

Based at Cowling Brow, in Chorley, the family run business has been part of the transport landscape in Manchester, Bolton, Preston, Wigan, Blackburn and the north west region for over 45 years, providing a wide variety of luxury coach services for school transport, tours, excursions and private hire.

The new double decks are both 11.5m, 86-seat models powered by Cummins 6.7 litre ISBe 250PS engines and ZF six-speed EcoLife transmissions. They are fully seat-belted and have white aluminium poles throughout, allow wheels, ferry lift, CCTV with V400 recorder, wood affect flooring, high-back seats, LED staircase lighting and sophisticated passenger information systems.

Richard Buckle, Managing Director of Tyrers Coaches, said: “We are delighted with the new Enviro400s. They have an excellent, luxury specification and are ideal for a wide range of hire services. The combination of high seating capacity and a quality finish provides a powerful business proposition that makes sense on many fronts, notably for school transport, corporate outings and events such as weddings.”

Charlie Miller, ADL’s Regional Sales Manager for Scotland and the North West of England, commented: “The popularity of our high-spec Enviro400s is growing by the minute and I’m convinced this is a trend that will continue to gather momentum, establishing a new market niche in the process. In today’s world people are looking for a quality finish, particularly when it comes to a special occasion, so in that sense the Enviro400 is ideal, bringing together capacity and comfort, particularly for short and medium-distance journeys.”

A 72-seat Plaxton Leaopard coach and two Alexander Dennis Enviro400 double deck buses have joined the fleet at Swans Travel.

All three vehicles are based out of the group’s Manchester headquarters at Broadway Business Park and are operating on contract work, private hires and ground transport services. Their introduction forms part of the company’s on-going policy of continuous investment in modern, stylish vehicles that set the pace for the industry sector.

The Leopard is a 12.8m B8 model with I-Shift transmission, while the Enviro400s are 11.5m versions with 86 seats, all with safety belts, powered by Cummins ISBe 6.7 litre 250PS engines and ZF EcoLife gearboxes. They also have CCTV with V400 recorders, high-back seats, alloy wheels, LED staircase lighting and wood affect flooring.

Kieran Swindells, who is Managing Director of Swans, one of the most successful and highly respected businesses in the UK transport sector, commented: “The Leopard has a reputation second to none and has all the latest safety, comfort and low emission features we have come to expect from the Plaxton range. This latest model has all-round CCTV, Wi-Fi and a stylish, luxury finish, providing the ideal package for a whole range of contract and private hire opportunities.

“Likewise, our new Enviro400s have a high specification finish, which us something passengers expect nowadays, and, of course, they have the unique combination of comfort and genuine high capacity. Having 86 seats opens up a lot of options and business opportunities, particularly for school work and one-off special occasions such as office outings, weddings and corporate events.”

It’s interesting how coach companies have shown interest in the Enviro400 double deck buses to use for their coach services.

Meanwhile, for London, according to London Bus Routes Service Changes page, routes 77, 87, 161, 171 and night route N343 will be getting the new Alexander Dennis Enviro400 Hybrid buses.

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