Centrebus and The Wellglade Group subsidiary High Peak Buses has grown with the addition of two 8.9m and one 10.8m Alexander Dennis (ADL) Enviro200 single-deck buses.
The buses will serve essential duties in the Peak District National Park. The two 8.9m models have had modified seating to provide forward-facing fixed ADL “SmartSeats” in place of tip-up seats, while the 10.8m is a former demonstrator which has been converted to single-door layout with the removal of its centre door and has been upseated to 41 seats.
“As we continue to invest in our modern fleet, ADL met our requirements for additional single deckers with a combination of two brand-new vehicles and a former demonstrator that the team at the manufacturer converted to our needs and finished to the same high standard as a factory-fresh bus,” says Keith Hayward, Director of Centrebus, which manages High Peak Buses. “All three will fit well into our High Peak Buses fleet and underline our commitment to the commercial and contracted services we operate in the Peak District.”
Adds Lee Salt, ADL Regional Sales Manager: “Our Enviro200 remains the country’s favourite single-deck bus thanks to its fuel economy and unrivalled versatility.
“These ever-popular vehicles will be a valuable addition to the High Peak Buses fleet, which provides essential bus services throughout one the UK’s best known national parks. We look forward to continuing to support Mr Hayward and the team at Centrebus for their future vehicle needs.”
As well as its commercial services between Derby and Manchester Airport, High Peak Buses operates services for local authorities, schools, universities, businesses and the NHS.