Manchester-based Go Goodwins takes three ADL Enviro200s

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Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has delivered three Enviro200 midibuses to Manchester operator Go Goodwins for its Little Gem-branded bus services.

Little Gem Buses have been operating in North West England since 2019, when family-owned Go Goodwins re-entered the local bus market. After Cheshire East Council awarded the firm contracts for two routes between Stockport and Macclesfield, an increase in fleet size was required.

The new vehicles in Little Gem livery

ADL had a solution in the form of three 9.7m-long Enviro200 single-deckers, which were available from stock. Accommodating 36 passengers on ADL SmartSeats with seatbelts, the buses have been painted into Little Gem colours and branded for the new services.

Richard Matthews, ADL Retail Sales Director, commented: “It’s easy to see why the Enviro200 is Britain’s favourite midibus – it’s manoeuvrable, efficient and comfortable. Combined with excellent availability for immediate delivery, we are proud to support Go Goodwins’ Little Gem Buses on their new services for Cheshire East Council.”

Go Goodwins Director Wes Goodwin added: “We have been buying new ADL buses since 2011. The versatile Enviro200 is exactly what we need for our bus operations, which is why we prefer them to other manufacturers – and it is always a pleasure to deal with Richard Matthews and Charlie Miller as our contacts at ADL.”