Alexander Dennis launch new 100-seat double decker bus

Commuters in Scotland get new locally-built buses

alexander dennis double deck bus

The UK is the centre of the double deck bus universe and now operators there have another new offering to consider – this time from Alexander Dennis.

The big-selling bus manufacturer has just launched its new 100-seat Enviro400XLB three-axle double decker bus that will be built in Scotland.

Developed in close collaboration with Lothian and chassis manufacturer Volvo, 42 of the new buses are about to get to work in Edinburgh.

Offering 100 seats and able to carry up to 131 passengers in total, Alexander Dennis say it delivers unrivalled capacity for busy routes, while its front and middle doors will speed-up dwell times at bus stops.

Passengers get comfortable high-backed seating, wi-fi, USB charging, mood lighting and audio-visual stop announcements.

Powered by a Euro 6 compliant 350hop engine, Colin Robertson, Alexander Dennis Chief Executive, said he is proud to see the new offering get to work.

“Customer collaboration is at the heart of what we do at Alexander Dennis and we are proud to work with Lothian to meet their exacting requirements as they are renowned as a leader in delivering an outstanding customer experience.

“As a company headquartered in Scotland, building buses again for Edinburgh is a great source of pride for the employees at our Falkirk factory and we look forward to further developing our relationship with Lothian.”

alexander dennis double deck bus interiorNo word yet on the new buses being offered elsewhere in the UK, or further afield, we’ll keep you updated.

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