Trentbarton orders more Enviros

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The company has ordered 29 more Enviro200s from Alexander Dennis. ALEXANDER DENNIS

Trentbarton is continuing its relationship with Alexander Dennis and has ordered more Enviro200 buses to upgrade a number of routes

Trentbarton has ordered a further 29 Alexander Dennis Enviro200 low-emission buses, building its existing fleet of the type. The 11.8m long single deckers will be joining the operator’s fleet this summer, with 23 of them operating on its ‘ilkeston flyer,’ ‘the villager,’ ‘H1’ and ‘the mickleover’ routes into Derby from Alfreton, Burton, Heanor and Ilkeston. The remaining vehicles will be spares for the wider fleet.

Each bus will feature three large skylights to create a light and airy atmosphere inside, under-seat lighting and an illuminated front logo. They will be equipped with USB power supplies at every seat and wireless charging docks. The buses are fitted with Alexander Dennis’ SmartPack efficiency technology, which combines engine stop/start with auxiliary load management to keep down their environmental impact and operating cost. They follow 20 similar vehicles bought last year for the threes route connecting Nottingham, Hucknall, Kirkby, Sutton and Mansfield.

Managing Director of Trentbarton Tom Morgan said: “In the last two years we will have invested more than £10 million in more than 40 new low-emission buses, each of which emits less nitrogen dioxide than a new car. This will take the number of low-emission buses in our fleet to more than 200. We’re replacing buses that are more than 10 years old in some places, so this will make a significant improvement to the quality of the service we deliver.

“We’re committed to continued investment in our fleet. We’re sure our customers will appreciate the upgrade, encouraging people to see the bus as the best, greenest and most relaxing and productive way to travel.”

Charlie Miller, Retail Sales Director for Alexander Dennis, added: “Trentbarton continues to live up to its reputation as the really good bus company with this order for more Enviro200 low-emission buses.

“We’re delighted to have again been chosen as Trentbarton’s supplier and we look forward to continuing our relationship with these 29 new buses this year, as well as supporting the buses throughout their operational life with our AD24 aftermarket service. This investment will benefit communities across the United Kingdom through our manufacturing and AD24 facilities as well as our wider supply chain.”