Stagecoach East Midlands is adding an open-top ADL Enviro400 to its Skegness Seasiders fleet; it enters service on 25 March.
The first Enviro400 to be converted within Stagecoach, it is believed to be the first for any UK operator. Seating 80 passengers, the bus has been fitted with a PA and CD player.
New in 2007, it hit a low bridge in Balloch, Scotland, last year and was converted to part-open-top – with deep padded seating on the upper deck – at Stagecoach’s Lincoln depot.
It replaces an open-top Dennis Trident withdrawn earlier this year.
Stagecoach has transformed its Skegness seafront service into part of the holiday experience, by turning the buses into characters and naming them, alongside a series of story books sold for charity. The Skegness Seasider fleet comprises nine open-top buses.