BLACKPOOL TRANSPORT TO INVEST IN TEN ENVIRO400 CITY BUSES
As well as a stylish new interior and exterior look, including a glazed stairwell – the new 10.5m double decks will have E-leather seats, wood-affect floors, Wi-Fi and USB charging points, ‘next stop’ visuals and audio announcements. They will be powered by the latest Euro 6, low-emission technology and come complete with fuel saving “smart accessories” and stop-start capability.
Built by Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) the new buses will be delivered in the summer of 2016 and will be the first one-door variants of the recently introduced City bus. They will have 27 seats and a wheelchair location on the lower deck, and 45 seats in the upper level. The buses will operate on the high profile Palladium service (Route 9), between Blackpool town centre and Cleveleys, and replace five Volvo Olympian double decks and five Optare Solo midi buses.
ADL is now in discussions with a number of other bus operators, both in London and wider afield, with a view to securing further City bus orders. The company finished 2015 as the UK’s biggest bus supplier securing 43% of all new vehicle registration during the year.