ADL releases range of virus protection for its vehicles

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Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) now offers a range of semi-permanent and permanent solutions for the protection of drivers and passengers onboard its vehicles. The range of products can be fitted to both new and existing vehicles to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

A coach driver shield fitted to a Plaxton Elite i

ADL’s engineering teams began to develop the solutions when the coronavirus outbreak struck the UK, aiming to help operators of its vehicles prepare for a ‘new normal.’

Chris Waine, UK Service Director at ADL, said: “The UK’s bus operating industry has shown tremendous resilience and ingenuity over the last months, adding temporary cab partitions and other distancing measures to vehicles overnight. As we now settle into a longer period of recovery, ADL has the semi-permanent and permanent solutions that can replace initial quick fixes to restore the journey experience as buses and coaches remain clean, safe and ready to go.”

ADL-designed solutions for Alexander Dennis buses and Plaxton coaches were released to market successively as they became available over the past months. The range now includes:

  • Universal mounting brackets and plates for hand sanitiser dispensers, suitable for Alexander Dennis buses and Plaxton coaches as well as other manufacturers’ products and supplied with or without dispensers as required;
  • Bus driver contact shields for retrofit to existing Enviro200 and Enviro400 buses without cab screens, available for both current (MMC) and previous vehicle generations;
  • Transport for London-approved modifications to fully seal existing drivers’ cabs and provide fully sealed cabs in new vehicles;
  • Coach driver contact shields, and cab rear partitions where required, for retrofit to existing coaches and installation in new Plaxton Panther, Leopard, Elite, Elite i and Panorama coaches; and
  • Coach passenger separation with retractable roller blinds mounted to existing luggage racking.

All of the products are available through the AD24 digital aftermarket platform at www.ad24.direct as well as through ADL’s hotlines and sales teams.