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Dorset coast to get 35 low-emission buses from Alexander Dennis

26 October 2023 #Bus and Coach

Alexander Dennis is to deliver a fleet of 35 new Enviro400 double-deck low-emission buses to Go South Coast’s Morebus and Southern Vectis operating units.

A total of 28 buses at Morebus are going into Bournemouth and Poole, offering additional seats to passengers on the conurbation’s busiest bus service.

Another seven new Enviro400 will shortly join Southern Vectis on the Isle of Wight.

Each of the 35 buses seats up to 75 passengers and provides a comfortable journey experience for passengers with Alexander Dennis SmartSeats, mobile device charging and free Wi-Fi.

Air quality will benefit, too, with the buses fitted with SmartPack efficiency technology.

Drivers also benefit from cameras instead of traditional external mirrors, improving visibility in low light.

The Go-Ahead Group company operates a fleet of more than 850 vehicles on over 140 local and long-distance routes across Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Andrew Wickham, Go South Coast Managing Director, said: “Our aim is to help reduce congestion across the region – and we believe making sustainable transport even more attractive is key to that.

“Just one fully loaded double decker has the potential to take up to 75 cars off our roads, so we believe we have made the right decision, adding these impressive new buses to our fleet.”

Matthew Lawrence, Fleet Sales Director at Alexander Dennis, said: “We’re looking forward to continuing the partnership with Go South Coast not just through our AD24 aftermarket but also with another 44 Enviro400 already on order for next year.”

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