Transdev Blazefield has ordered 19 Alexander Dennis Enviro400 double-deckers for two of its fleets in Lancashire and Yorkshire, all to replace Wright-bodied Volvos.
Fourteen are for The Burnley Bus Company’s Witchway service between Burnley, Rawtenstall and Manchester, while the other five are for Yorkshire Coastliner’s Cityzap service catering for commuter traffic between York and Leeds. The order for Cityzap replaces an earlier one, since cancelled, for Wright StreetDecks, which Transdev announced last year before Wrightbus went into a period of administration.
Transdev says the vehicles will be finished to a unique specification of interior, but at this stage it is not providing any details of what this will include or than to say that it will build on the standard set on Enviro200 single-deckers introduced in January by The Blackburn Bus Company on one of its main corridors.
“Already, 40% of customers travelling with us on Cityzap are new to buses, having switched from the train or the car, and these new buses will help us to build on that,” says Blazefield chief executive officer Alex Hornby. “This major investment will also see the Witchway receiving its fourth batch of brand new buses in 20 years.”