Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) celebrated a major milestone with the roll-out of its 10,000th two-axle, low floor double-decker.
The 78-seat executive Enviro400 will join ADL’s demonstration fleet, as the company continues to promote high-specification double-deckers as an option for premium services. It comes complete with leather seats, wood effect flooring, seat belts, WiFi, USB charging points, mobile phone holders, skylight roof panels as well as next-stop audio and visual announcement systems.
The milestone number of 10,000 two-axle, low floor double-deckers not only includes the current and previous Enviro400 models but also their trendsetting predecessor which brought low floor technology to the mainstream of UK bus operation.
Colin Robertson, ADL’s Chief Executive, commented: “This 10,000th low floor double deck bus is a milestone for everyone at ADL. The success of our Enviro400 is a reflection of the ingenuity, commitment and dedication of teams drawn from right across our business. No one ‘wins the league’ this consistently without having the right people and the right approach to delight customers.
“There is a trend towards high quality buses that combine capacity and comfort. They raise the bar and are helping operators win business, particularly in terms of private hires, special events, corporate work and even school contracts.
“This trend is a far cry from two decades ago when buses were fairly down-to-earth, no frills vehicles and it is fitting that we celebrate this 10,000 landmark with a double deck that demonstrates the huge strides we have made in taking product options to a whole new level.”
The high-specification double-decker market is one which ADL has been working in over the last two years, and has received orders from a number of operators, including Go Goodwins, Hams Travel, Imperial Coaches, Skills Coaches, Swans Travel, Weavaway, Westway Coaches and Wheelers Travel.