ADL reveals 100-seater decker
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has unveiled its new 100-seat Enviro400XLB tri-axle double-decker.
The bus was developed in close collaboration with Lothian and Volvo. 42 of the Falkirk-manufactured buses are set to enter service in Edinburgh from January onwards.
The 13.4m Enviro400XLB offers 100 seats and is able to carry up to 131 passengers in total. Features include front and middle doors, high-backed seating, wifi, USB charging, mood lighting and audio-visual stop announcements. It is the first bus for the UK to be mounted on Volvo’s recently launched tri-axle B8L chassis, powered by the 350hp Euro VI D8K engine.
ADL Chief Executive Colin Robertson handed over the first bus to Lothian MD, Richard Hall, recently in a ceremony at the manufacturer’s Falkirk plant.
Colin Robertson, ADL Chief Executive, said: “Customer collaboration is at the heart of what we do at Alexander Dennis and we are proud to work with Lothian to meet their exacting requirements as they are renowned as a leader in delivering an outstanding customer experience. As a company headquartered in Scotland, building buses again for Edinburgh is a great source of pride for the employees at our Falkirk factory and we look forward to further developing our relationship with Lothian.”
Richard Hall, MD of Lothian, said: “Buses are the lifeblood of Edinburgh and the Lothians, transporting over 350,000 customers every day and are integral to the local economy. We are delighted to be able to work with other businesses who share our passion for innovation with a commitment to deliver a high quality, reliable and unique product for our operations in Scotland, which could be utilised in the wider UK market. We look forward to continuing to build on our strong relationships with both Alexander Dennis and Volvo and are excited about the future of public transport in our country.”