Bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by launching a new range of permanent and semi-permanent add-ons designed to protect drivers and their passengers.
The range includes universal mounting brackets for hand sanitiser dispensers and bus driver contact shields that can be retrofitted to Environ 200 and Enviro400 buses without cab screens.
In addition, Transport for London-approved modifications to fully seal driver cabs are also available for existing vehicles alongside fully fitted versions for new vehicles.
Coach operators will also find driver contact shields, cab rear partitions and a passenger separation system that involves retractable roller blinds fitted to luggage racking for models including the new Plaxton Panther, Leopard, Elite, Elitei and Panorama coaches.
Chris Waine, UK Service Director at ADL, said, “The UK’s bus operating industry has shown tremendous resilience and ingenuity over the last months, adding temporary cab partitions and other distancing measures to vehicles overnight. As we now settle into a longer period of recovery, ADL has the semi-permanent and permanent solutions that can replace initial quick fixes to restore the journey experience as buses and coaches remain clean, safe and ready to go.”