Blackpool orders a further 25 Enviro400 Citys

Blackpool orders a further 25 Enviro400 Citys Charlie Miller, ADL; Christine Wright, Jane Cole and James Carney, Blackpool Transport; and and Richard Matthews, ADL.

ADL reports that Blackpool Transport confirmed an order for a further 25 Enviro400 City double-deck buses at Euro Bus Expo, following the earlier order for ten which have been in service on the operator’s  Palladium route since July 2016.

“We have been delighted with our Enviro400 City vehicles already in service and have received fantastic feedback from locals and visitors alike,” says Jane Cole managing director, Blackpool Transport. “This is echoed by our own team with great praise from drivers to service technicians, and we are pleased that Christine Wright, chair of Blackpool Council, has given her own seal of approval to the ADL vehicles. 

“We are particularly proud of having responded to the needs of our disabled passengers who appreciate the low-floor entry, wide access gangway and spacious wheelchair areas.”

Bob Mason, service delivery director, Blackpool Transport, adds: “The vehicles deliver a great customer experience with modern features such as wi-fi, USB charging points, audio and visual next-stop customer announcements, e-leather seating and wood-effect flooring. We are also getting very good MPG from these buses.”

The new batch of 25 buses will run on route 14 and have social seating with seats grouped around three tables in the upper saloon, glazed stairwell, SkyView wrap-over rear window and individual USB charging points. 

“We wanted to do more than buy a bus,” says Cole. “We wanted a partner willing to become intrinsically linked to us, joined at the hip, if you like, a partner that understands our ethos and our objective of genuinely bringing a team approach to the whole task of providing tailor-made public transport solutions.”

Colin Robertson, ADL chief executive says: “This is a superb example of what can be achieved by two like-minded organisations committed to a philosophy of inclusive management and progressive partnerships that can make a difference to operators, passengers, visitors to and inhabitants of Blackpool. What Jane Cole and her team have achieved takes passenger-centric transport to a whole new level and we are proud to partner with them on this journey.”