Five of the large intake of Wright StreetDecks delivered to Rotala-owned Diamond North West for the former First depot in Bolton. The balance of this order is expected later this year. 

Deliveries by market leader Alexander Dennis of its Cummins diesel-engined Enviro400 fell by more than a third last year, taking its market share to just below 40% compared with 57% in 2018.

More than a third of these were hybrids for Abellio, Arriva and Stagecoach in London. Go-Ahead’s Brighton & Hove fleet remained the only UK customer for the recently introduced Enviro400ER electric range hybrid, receiving a repeat order for 24. Alexander Dennis also builds this model for the Republic of Ireland.

Stagecoach was again the biggest customer for the Enviro400, accounting for 40% of deliveries, 46% of them for TfL contracts. Fifty-five were in build when the first lockdown suspended production in the spring; all but three of them were for Stockport depot in Greater Manchester. Next came Go-Ahead with 71 for various regional subsidiaries, 17 of them for its expanded operation in Cornwall. A new customer was Transdev which purchased 19 with coach seats for limited stop Witchway and Cityzap services in Lancashire and Yorkshire.

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