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The NCT fleet is now dominated by the 120 ADL Enviro400 CBG City-bodied Scania N280UD gas buses that are now in service. NCT

Gary Mason is NCT’s upbeat Engineering Director, a man who relishes the many challenges and opportunities he faces in what he sees as exciting times for the industry, as he explained to Andy Izatt

“2019 was a really busy year with 77 new buses joining the fleet,” explained NCT Engineering Director, Gary Mason. “67 of the new intake were Scania ADL (Alexander Dennis Ltd) gas double-deckers taking our total to 120 in a fleet of 310.

“The last of the 67, the one that Scania has been using as a demonstrator, arrived before Christmas from Plymouth. It went to ADL for a couple of weeks so some minor changes to the specification could be made to bring it into line with what we require and went into service with us from 2 January. In terms of when it was built, it was the 100th gas double-decker. In terms of when it would have come to us had it not gone on demonstration, it would have been our 100th so we reserved fleet number 500 for it as they’re numbered from 401.

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