Stephensons of Essex orders Enviro400s

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Stephensons of Essex has ordered five Enviro400 double-deck buses from Alexander Dennis. The locally-owned, locally-managed company is also a member of the Association of Local Bus Company Managers, of which Managing Director Bill Hiron is Chairman. Founded in 1972, it now provides local and school services in Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

The new Enviro400s will each have 86 seats, each fitted with USB charging ports, and are expected to be delivered later this year.

Bill said: “This order for five new double-deck buses from Alexander Dennis is great news for customers across our service network who will benefit from the further upgrade to their journey experience. The Enviro400 offers a great combination of seating capacity and operational efficiency which will help us keep our costs down.”

The new Enviro400 double-deckers are the first on Alexander Dennis chassis for the operator, joining similar buses on third-party chassis as well as a large number of Enviro200 single deckers in the operator’s 100-vehicle fleet. Alexander Dennis Retail Sales Director Charlie Miller added: “We’re delighted to have again been chosen by Stephensons of Essex for investment in its immaculate fleet and we look forward to supporting these buses throughout their working lives with our AD24 aftermarket support.”