ADL announces Swiss continental Enviro500 order

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Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) is to deliver 13 Enviro500 double-decker buses to Transports publics de la région lausannoise (tl) in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Each of the buses will have capacity for 120 passengers, of which 79 can be seated (52 on the upper deck) and are expected to enter service from July 2019 to replace and enlarge tl’s double-decker fleet.

The 13-metre, three-axle Enviro500s will serve regional routes which provide connections between city and countryside. On the lower deck, there is space for passengers with reduced mobility, offering room for up to two wheelchairs or multiple pushchairs.

The specification of each bus will include double glazing, LED lighting and USB sockets, and each vehicle will remain within the Continental European vehicle height limit of four metres.

Colin Robertson, ADL Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted that tl has chosen ADL to supply new double-decker buses for the Lausanne region and surrounding areas.

“Operator, driver and passengers will enjoy the benefits of our Enviro500, which is built to the high standards that have made us the world market leader in double-decker buses.”

The deal with tl is ADL’s second contract for double-decker buses in continental Europe after a launch order for 19 Enviro500s was placed by PostAuto for use in Eastern Switzerland. The first of these have been in service since mid-2017.

The Enviro500 for tl will be built at ADL’s factories in the United Kingdom.