Stagecoach has placed orders for 568 new buses and coaches, worth just over £100million for delivery in 2014/15. Included are 26 new coaches to enable the upgrading of the entire Oxford Tube fleet.
350 buses will be fitted with Wi Fi and 38 will be to full Stagecoach Gold specification.
Deliveries will start in Spring 2014.
Full details of the order are:
69 ADL Enviro 400 Scania double-deck
86 ADL Enviro 300 single-deckers
28 ADL Enviro 300 Scania single-deck
23 ADL Enviro 300 Scania GAS single-deckers
26 Astromega Euro 6 double deck coaches
3 Astromega Euro 5 double-deck coaches
6 Van Hool Altano TDX 21 left-hand drive coaches
199 ADL Enviro 200 Dart 4 midibuses
2 ADL Enviro 200 Dart 4 Euro 6 midibuses
29 ADL Enviro400 Euro 6 double-deckers
13 Optare Solo Cummins minibuses
8 Plaxton Elite i Volvo B11R Euro 6 coaches
3 Van Hool Astromega double-deck sleepercoach vehicles
32 Wrightbus Gemini Volvo B5LH Euro 6 hybrid double-deckers
40 ADL Enviro 400 Trident Euro 6 hybrid double-deckers
1 ADL Enviro 400 Trident Conventional Euro 6
Steven Knight is a Transport Specialist who has over 40 years experience in the bus and rail industries as well as in specialist transport journalism. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.