First UK deckers for Switzerland
Switzerland’s PostBus operation is to place 19 ADL Enviro500s in service by the end of 2018. They are the first vehicles for PostBus to have been produced in the UK and the first British double deckers in Switzerland. They will be used in Eastern Switzerland, which the company says has become its ‘hub’ for double deckers. Adapted to meet Swiss regulations and customer requirements, the 13m long vehicles offer 78 seats and 55 standing spaces accessible through three doors and two staircases. Both decks have dual display screens and free Wi-Fi. The first examples will be used on the Engelburg and St. Gallen to Heiden routes and then subsequently in the Obertoggenburg and the regions of Rorschach and Goldach.
Postbus unveiled the first example to the media in Engelberg on 19 May before it featured in a public open day at the local PostBus depot the following day. Double deckers have been part of the PostBus fleet in Eastern Switzerland since 1995.