Sullivan Buses orders Enviro400s for future TfL contract

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Following a fleet of eight Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) Enviro200s which have entered service with Sullivan Buses on Transport for London (TfL) route W9 (CBW1277), the operator has confirmed a further order for 12 new ADL Enviro400s.

The vehicles will be used on the 217 service later this year, the third route which the independent bus operator has won in London.

The service was gained from Metroline and has a peak vehicle requirement of 11, with the contract beginning on
June 3.

Dean Sullivan, Owner and Managing Director of Sullivan Buses, commented: “Sullivan Buses are the only independent operator suppling bus services to TfL. As a result, when submitting our bids we needed to work closely with a vehicle manufacturer.

“We built up a good working relationship with ADL over a number of years and have been impressed with the quality of vehicles supplied over that time, so we naturally chose ADL again to partner with us through the process.

“I am grateful for the assistance we received during the bid process and for ADL’s commitment to deliver the buses on time and within budget.

“This gave us considerable confidence especially given the tight lead times from placing the order to commencing the service.

“Passenger and driver reaction to the Enviro200s already in service has been fantastic with several complementary remarks on the first day of service alone.

“We are looking forward to continuing to work with ADL on future TfL projects.”

Martin Brailey, ADL’s Regional Sales Director for London and the South, said: “We are delighted that Sullivan Buses has been successful in winning these TfL routes and has chosen ADL buses for them.

“These orders are a testament to ADL’s customer focus, which makes the Enviro200 and Enviro400 the buses of choice for independent operators as much as for anyone else, and I look forward to continuing to support Dean Sullivan as his company goes from success to success.”