ADL Enviro500 trialled in Mexico City
An ADL Enviro500 is currently on a month long trial in Mexico City. It is believed to be the first modern, air conditioned two tier transit bus to go into service in Latin America. The double decker can carry over 120 passengers and is being operated by Metrobus on the Reforma route. The operator’s MD, Guillermo Calderon, said it was important to constantly seek new transport solutions with the potential to ease traffic congestion, reduce pollution and give passengers an exciting new experience.
ADL’s Business Development Director, Gustavo Marqueta, said, ‘This is an exciting time for us. We have been working intensively in export markets for some years and have experienced a definite upsurge in interest surrounding double deck buses. We are delighted to be working on this ground breaking partnership with Metrobus and the City, and I look forward to a positive outcome. In short, double deck buses simply make sense. They are now well beyond the novelty factor with transport authorities around the world recognising that they provide a unique, appealing transport solution – and one that generally increases passenger ridership and revenue.’
‘Our Enviro500 is also low entry which makes access easy for both the elderly and mothers with young children. Couple this with the fact that the turning circle of the vehicle is best-in-class and it becomes evident why the Enviro500 is the best selling high capacity, three-axle double deck in the world. Our challenge now is to learn from the forthcoming trials and to work with Metrobus and others to fine-tune and customise the perfect vehicle for Mexico City.’