Sullivan takes over operation of W9 with Enviro200 MMCs

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Fleet number AE24 is seen at Enfield Civic Centre on the first day of Sullivan Buses operation – Saturday, February 4 – operating route W9 to Southgate. KRIS LAKE

Sullivan Buses has taken over the operation of Transport for London’s route W9 between Chase Farm Hospital and Southgate Station using a fleet of seven brand new ADL Enviro200 MMCs.

The South Mimms-based independent operator began running the service, previously operated by Metroline, on Saturday (February 4).

The Falkirk-built 9.7m buses are equipped with a micro-hybrid pack.

Asked why he sourced the vehicles from Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL), Dean Sullivan, Owner of Sullivan Buses told CBW: “We enjoy an excellent working relationship with ADL – and they were able to deliver in the required timescales.

“ADL staff always go well out of their way to back their products up. ADL staff understand that we buy our buses for their whole life, rather than for the duration of a contact.

“We re-allocate former contract vehicles in our commercial fleet.

“The inclusion of training for our engineers on the new buses was most welcome.”