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(04/05/2018 16:29)RedPanda Wrote:  I managed a ride earlier on ADL's 10,000th example of their Enviro400 MMC registered as YX67UZB. Whilst it was a nice bus to ride on with suspension absorbing bumps, great turn of speed, USB sockets and phone holders, it lacked WiFi enabling access to the internet and video streaming. I found the coach style leather seats extremely comfortable and wouldn't disappoint on long journeys. But what disappointed me was its colour combination of a light black tinted windows and the grey interior. It would have been much brighter with a lighter shade of black or no tint at all.


Maybe no WiFi only because it is a demonstrator so is moving between operators all the times so would need to have SIM cards for the WiFi system on the bus changed every time it moved between them?

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(04/05/2018 16:32)buses7675 Wrote:  Maybe no WiFi only because it is a demonstrator so is moving between operators all the times so would need to have SIM cards for the WiFi system on the bus changed every time it moved between them?

Yes I suppose so but given the seat infront has phone holders, I'd have thought ADL would have their own SIM card but unfortunately it didn't. I remember when Enviro400 City SN66WLK operated Wirral Line rail replacements, that too didn't have WiFi to access the internet.
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Custom coaches that used to be owned by Alexander Dennis has now been bought by Telfords who also own Yourbus in the Uk. The Manufacturing site has also moved

Odd thing is Telfords don't normally buy Custom buses just the odd ex Demonstrator.

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Alexander Dennis have built a 100 seater tri-axle Enviro400 (as the Enviro400LXB) on Volvo B8L chassis for Lothian!

https://www.alexander-dennis.com/media/n...OjHHdgPgfk

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Wow and a massive WOW at that. Why don't our local conglomerates invest in their businesses like this therefore expanding their customer base and ultimately grow more profits to feed the coffers in Berlin and Perth?

Lothian really know how to run buses.

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I wonder if the very last original Enviro200s have been sold yet since production ended at the end of 2017
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Alexander Dennis and Allison transmissions are apparently working together to introduce their own electric model, for the USA on Enviro E500EV, presume Hong Kong, New Zealand and Singapore might be other potential markets for these

https://www.electrichybridvehicletechnol...r-bus.html
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https://www.scotsman.com/business/scotti...H34iMsibD4

Alexander Dennis has been sold for £320 million to Canadian firm NFI Group

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Here is another angle on that story

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-s...s-48436402

Quite a surprise really, wonder if that will effect Stagecoach's future orders which in the past have been largely in the main from Alexander Dennis based companies for both chassis and bodies since stopping buying from Volvo regularly in the late 1990's. Might this mean that Stagecoach is more keen to shop around and that future orders might be based on best cost deals rather than just simply ordered from ADL, also does it mean some of NFI's vehicles might become available through ADL.

I can also see why NFI have bought Alexander Dennis in that ADL Enviro200 and E500's have sold well in Canada and E500's in the USA, so it gives NFI the option to sell them directly in the USA and Canada through its own ranges, and even build them there completely from scratch in there factories thus bringing in extra work there and freeing up space here to make more buses as clean buses become the norm and need purchasing in order to meet Clean Air Zone schemes in large Cities such as Birmingham, Manchester, London, Glasgow and Newcastle.
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