09 Dec 2018


ADL, Alexander Dennis, received an order for 26 Enviro200 single deck Euro 6 buses. Scotland’s largest independent bus operator, McGill’s, has placed this order as part of its continued investment in its modern fleet. The 26 buses will be built to Low Emission Bus standards with Euro 6 engines and ADL’s SmartPack efficient diesel technology. They will be delivered by the end of March 2019.

McGill’s will use the new buses across its Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and Glasgow networks. They will be fully compliant with the requirements of Glasgow’s upcoming Low Emission Zone, underlining the operator’s commitment to work in partnership with Glasgow City Council to make travel more sustainable. All 26 buses will feature ADL’s SmartPack technology, accrediting them as Low Emission Buses as defined by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership. The ADL’s SmartPack technology consists of engine stop/start technology and the smart management of alternator and compressor, which are programmed to recharge from surplus energy when the engine is coasting.

The order includes 11 Enviro200 in 10.4m length as well as 15 to a length of 11.5m. The longer vehicles will have high-backed seats with the McGill’s logo embroidered into the headrest, and will be fitted with USB charging ports. According to Ralph Roberts, Managing Director of McGill’s, the Inverclyde and Renfrewshire routes will benefit from this £4.8 million of investment. He hopes the investment will “tempt non-bus users to give the bus a try”. McGill’s is Scotland’s largest independent bus company and currently employs around 1000 staff, operating 450 buses across 110 routes. It has depots in the cities Greenock, Barrhead, Coatbridge, Inchinnan and Johnstone. Every week there are close to half of a million journeys on a McGill's bus.

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