Continuing to Excel

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In total, 19 of the new vehicles will be used on the service

First Eastern Counties has relaunched its long-distance Excel route between Norwich and Peterborough, utilising a fleet of the first ADL Enviro400 City-bodied Scanias with diesel drives. James Day reports

On Wednesday, 29 January 2020, the first two of 19 brand new Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) Enviro400 City-bodied Scania N250UD double-deckers were launched by First Eastern Counties in Norwich. The fleet represents a £5.3m investment – £280,000 per vehicle – and will run on the Excel service between Norwich and Peterborough. They are expected to go into full service on 17 February. The project is the culmination of two years’ work from the operator and its supplier partners.
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