Go South Coast upgrades fleet

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28 buses are being delivered to morebus, along with seven for Southern Vectis. ALEXANDER DENNIS

Southern Vectis and morebus are benefiting from the delivery of 35 new double-deckers

Alexander Dennis is delivering a fleet of 35 new Enviro400 double deckers to Go South Coast. The Go-Ahead Group company, which operates a fleet of over 850 vehicles on more than 140 local and long-distance routes across Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, has allocated the new low-emission buses to its morebus and Southern Vectis operating units.

A fleet of 28 buses at morebus has recently upgraded the company’s frequent m1 and m2 routes in Bournemouth and Poole to double-deck operation, offering additional seats to passengers on the conurbation’s busiest bus service. Another seven will shortly join Southern Vectis on the Isle of Wight.

Each of the 35 buses seats up to 75 passengers on Alexander Dennis SmartSeats, and features mobile device charging and free WiFi. Drivers benefit from cameras instead of traditional external mirrors, improving visibility in low light.

Go South Coast Managing Director Andrew Wickham said: “Our aim is to help reduce congestion across the region – and we believe making sustainable transport even more attractive is key to that. Just one fully-loaded double decker has the potential to take up to 75 cars off our roads, so we believe we have made the right decision, adding these impressive new buses to our fleet.”

Alexander Dennis Fleet Sales Director Matthew Lawrence added: “Go South Coast’s investment in 35 new Alexander Dennis Enviro400 double deckers is great news for passengers in Dorset and the Isle of Wight. Air quality will benefit, too, with the buses fitted with our SmartPack efficiency technology and certified as low-emission buses. We’re looking forward to continuing the partnership with Go South Coast not just through our AD24 aftermarket but also with another 44 Enviro400 already on order for next year.”


The interior features ADL SmartSeats and WiFi. ALEXANDER DENNIS