Plaxton Panorama going well for scheduled work

Plaxton has delivered 11 Panorama double-decker coaches to two customers for use on scheduled work.

Six have been taken by Megabus. They are 87-seaters and will be used between London and Aberdeen.

The others have joined the West Coast Motors fleet. Each has 75 seats along with luggage racks for use on the Scottish Citylink AIR route between Glasgow and Edinburgh airport.

All are 14.5m long and built on the Volvo B11RLE chassis. Tables with wireless charging are fitted to both batches and each delivery represents a multi-million-pound investment by the operator.

On the Megabus vehicles, 24 seats are available for reservation. Those added to the AIR service will increase capacity on the route by over a third as they replace single-deckers.

Referring to the Megabus Panoramas, Alexander Dennis (ADL) Commercial Manager Coach Mark Ballam says: “Plaxton’s strength is working with customers to design solutions they need.

“With the introduction of the Plaxton Panorama to Megabus we are delighted to deliver the highest seating capacity for the network’s busiest route.”

Adds Regional Sales Manager Charlie Miller on the West Coast Motors coaches: “Our engineering team has pulled out the stops to combine comfort and capacity with easy access and luggage storage.”

The first Panoramas for service work were delivered to Stagecoach West Scotland in 2018.