McGills orders fleet of 26 Enviro200 MMCs

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Vehicles to be supplied in two different length variations and delivered by the end of March next year

The order consists of 11 10.4m Enviro200 MMCs and a further 15 11.5m variants

McGill’s has confirmed an order for 26 Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) Enviro200 MMC single-decker buses, all of which are expected to be delivered by the end of March 2019.

The order includes 11 vehicles at 10.4m length, as well as 15 to a length of 11.5m.

The longer vehicles will be specified with high-backed seats with the McGill’s logo embroidered into the headrest and will be fitted with USB charging ports.

Each vehicle will be built to Low Emission Bus standards with Euro VI engines and ADL’s SmartPack technology.

Engine stop/start technology is included on each bus alongside smart management of alternator and compressor, which are programmed to recharge from surplus energy when the engine is coasting.

The fleet will be compliant with the requirements of Glasgow’s upcoming Low Emission Zone.

McGill’s will use the new buses across its Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and Glasgow networks.

Ralph Roberts, Managing Director of McGill’s, said: “When it came to this year’s bus investment, the low operating cost and high reliability of the ADL product made it an easy decision.

“Our Inverclyde and Renfrewshire routes will benefit from this £4.8m of investment and not only give our current customers an enhanced travel experience but hopefully tempt non-bus users to give the bus a try.”

ADL Chief Executive Colin Robertson said: “This deal will not only deliver benefits to passengers and residents across McGill’s operating areas in Renfrewshire and the West of Scotland, but it also helps us to retain skills and value in the Scottish economy.

“We champion a collaborative approach of working closely with our customers to support their requirements and we are delighted to continue our relationship with McGill’s.”