October 4th 2019 @ 14:15: We visit Coach & Bus UK at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham and change of plan for Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire Dart SLF disposal
Stagecoach UK Bus
Stagecoach UK Development Bus
The ADL Enviro 200MMC autonomous bus was on display at the recent Coach & Bus UK show at the NEC in Birmingham. The vehicle was being used by the system developer Fusion to give demonstration rides around an area outside the main exhibition hall.
Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire
A change in plan here is likely to see Dart SLF 34565 sold to Ensign Bus in place of 34802.
Go Ahead Group
Go North East
On the ADL stand at Coach & Bus UK was Enviro 200MMC 5498. It carries the 2019 generic livery and has an illuminated Go North East logo under the front windscreen.
Coach & Bus UK 2019
Once again there was considerable interest from both coach and bus operators in the vehicles on display at Coach & Bus UK 2019, along with the products available direct from manufacturers or through dealer stock holdings. We suspect that for some bus operators who have favoured the Wrightbus-bodied single deck on the Volvo B8RLE chassis it was a case of really finding out what could fit the bill in the future. As we understand it the body options on the B8RLE chassis were either from Wrightbus or MCV. Our guess is that ADL may be able to convert some of the requirement into orders for its longer (11.8m) Enviro 400MMC.
We present a selection of images from the show but looking over one of the vehicles something caught our attention - an emergency exit. Nothing new there but it was in the floor!