Three accessible Plaxton Leopard coaches supplied to the London Borough of Havering are the first of their type to provide space for up to four wheelchair users on each vehicle, Alexander Dennis has announced.
The three 59-seat coaches join the Borough’s transport service fleet and provide private hire to schools and local organisations.
The Leopards come with side-mounted wheelchair lifts and flexible interiors which allows the carriage of up to four wheelchair users on each vehicle. They are the council’s first full-size coaches in over a decade and join a fleet of smaller vehicles and double-deckers.
“We were looking for robust coaches that would provide a versatile addition to our fleet,” says Head of Transport at the London Borough of Havering Simon Blake. “The Plaxton Leopard exactly fits the bill.
“These three new coaches will give local organisations and schools great options to accommodate wheelchair users on trips, while maintaining high standards of comfort for larger groups and longer journeys.”
Mark Taylor, ADL Sales Account Manager, adds: “The Plaxton coach line-up offers the market’s greatest range of accessible vehicle options, which has allowed us to tailor these Leopards to the specific requirements of the London Borough of Havering, which was keen to offer room for multiple wheelchair users in a versatile coach that will feel at home on a variety of uses, opening up opportunities to maximise the return on this forward-thinking investment.”