Further investment as Yellow Buses spend £1.3m on new vehicles

Sealing the deal: Phil Pannell, Yellow Buses' Service Delivery Director (second left), with Colin Robertson, Chief Executive, Alexander Dennis Limited (second right); Arthur Whiteside, ADL’s Director of Sales, and Martin Brailey, ADL’s Regional Sales Director, in front of a E400 double-decker at Euro Bus Expo 2016.

Sealing the deal: Phil Pannell, Yellow Buses’ Service Delivery Director (second left), with Colin Robertson, Chief Executive, Alexander Dennis Limited (second right); Arthur Whiteside, ADL’s Director of Sales, and Martin Brailey, ADL’s Regional Sales Director, in front of a E400 double-decker at Euro Bus Expo 2016.

Yellow Buses is to take delivery of six new double-deckers at a cost of £1.3 million.

The bus company has placed an order with Scottish manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) for its new MMC E400 model.

Delivery is scheduled for next spring, ready for Yellow Buses’ busy summer period.

Details of the interiors, seating capacity and other features will be announced nearer their arrival.

Mike Conroy, Operations Manager, said: “I am sure all our drivers will be pleased to drive the new additions when they arrive.

“The vehicles are very impressive and will make a real impact on our business. Drivers and customers will love them.”

Phil Pannell, Service Delivery Director, said: “This investment of more than £1.3 million is a clear signal that we are continuing to replace our fleet with the latest design of customer-focused and environmentally friendly vehicles.

“These buses will have Cummins Euro 6 engines and a host of attractive features which we will announce nearer the launch.”

The agreement to purchase the new double-deckers was signed at Euro Bus Expo 2016 at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.

Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 131 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of 430.

It carries just under 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area.

Yellow Buses is part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider.

 

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About Yellow Buses:

Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 131 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of 430. It carries just under 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area. Yellow Buses is part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider. www.bybus.co.uk

RATP Dev

RATP Dev is a RATP group subsidiary set up in 2002 to export the Group’s operation and maintenance knowhow outside the historic network operated by RATP in the Paris region. RATP Dev now operates in 15 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, China, South Korea, the Philippines, the USA and Brazil). In 2015 RATP Dev generated revenue of more than 1.1 billion euros.

RATP group

With 14 million passengers every day worldwide, RATP group is the fifth largest urban transport operator in the world. The multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region, with its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express network (RER) lines, seven tramway lines, 350 bus lines and shuttle services catering to the region’s two international airports, is the largest of its kind in the world to be managed by a single company.

RATP group can devise, design and implement infrastructure development projects, operate and maintain networks irrespective of the transport mode (metro, regional train, tramway and bus) and develop innovative services to promote mobility such as passenger information, electronic ticketing, pricing and customer marketing. The automation of Paris metro’s Line 1, which was completed at the end of 2012, is a world first and once again has demonstrated the ability of RATP group to complete particularly complex projects.

RATP group has a workforce of nearly 60,000 worldwide and in 2015 generated revenue of 5,556 million euros.

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