Peak District bus operator High Peak Buses has acquired three Enviro200 buses as it modernises its network in the national park.
Bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has supplied the three single deck buses, with SmartPack diesel engines, including two 8.9 metre long Enviro200s, as well as a similar but larger Enviro200 at 10.8m length.
The seating layout of the shorter buses was modified by ADL to provide additional forward-facing, fixed ADL SmartSeats instead of tip-up seats, while the third vehicle – a former demonstrator – was converted to a single-door layout and upseated by ADL’s service workshops.
All three were painted in Centrebus’s fleet livery ahead of delivery.
High Peak Buses is a jointly owned subsidiary of The Wellglade Group and Centrebus, and is managed on a day-to-day basis by Centrebus.
In addition to core commercial services running from Derby to Manchester Airport, it operates a network of contracted bus services for local authorities, schools, universities, businesses and the NHS.
Keith Hayward, Centrebus Director, said: “As we continue to invest in our modern fleet, ADL met our requirements for additional single deckers with a combination of two brand new vehicles and a former demonstrator that the team at the manufacturer converted to our needs and finished to the same high standard as a factory-fresh bus.
“All three will fit well into our High Peak Buses fleet and underline our commitment to the commercial and contracted services we operate in the Peak District.”