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Go-Ahead to take 92 new buses to Cornwall


18 April 2020

Bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis has delivered the first buses in a 92 vehicle order for Go-Ahead Group’s new  tendered network in Cornwall.

Cornwall Council’s enhanced tendered network commenced on 29 March, though it is currently operating at reduced levels because of Covid-19. 

Go-Ahead won the contract for 73 tendered local bus services and 71 school bus services, ending FirstGroup’s dominance of the area’s tendered market (LTT 07 Feb). 

Alexander, based in Larbert, central Scotland, delivered 44 Enviro200 single deck buses in time for the start of the new network. A further 48 vehicles, including 17 Enviro400 double deckers, will follow. They were initially expected to be delivered by June but production at ADL’s British manufacturing sites has been temporarily suspended in response to the Government’s advice on social distancing. 

Richard Stevens, managing director of Go Cornwall Bus and Plymouth Citybus, said: “With tight timescales for the contract, the two biggest worries would be getting enough drivers and buses. The deal for 92 new buses eased the strain of the second. With the reduction in service due to Covid-19, we have managed to not use any borrowed buses, but go live with what is a brand new fleet. We look forward to phase two and for Transport for Cornwall [the partnership between the council and operators] having the newest fleet in the country.” 

Canadian bus and coach manufacturer NFI Group acquired Alexander Dennis last year.

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