First Eastern Counties Excel

First Eastern Counties has invested £5.3m in 19 custom-designed double-deckers for its flagship Excel service between Norwich and Peterborough. They will enter service on 17 February, the culmination of a two-year project that the operator says has delivered “accidental innovation.”

The combination of Alexander Dennis (ADL) Enviro400 City bodywork on diesel-fuelled Scania N 250 UD chassis makes its debut in the Excel buses. They have cost almost £280,000 each and will run from King’s Lynn depot.

If anything, the chassis and bodywork is the simple bit. Perhaps more interesting aspects are the reasons . . .

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