Alexander Dennis, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that it has completed the delivery of 74 Enviro400 and Enviro200 low-emission buses to Arriva UK Bus, part of Deutsche Bahn group.

47 Enviro400 double deckers and 27 Enviro200 single deckers were delivered in batches between summer 2022 and early 2023. All are fitted with Alexander Dennis’s award-winning SmartPack efficiency technology to reduce carbon and noxious emissions, benefitting local air quality.

Each of the 10.5m long and 4.2m tall double deckers seats up to 73 passengers. The single deckers have been built to two lengths, 8.9m with up to 30 seats and 10.8m with 41 seats. All have easily accessible wheelchair spaces as well as a separate area to accommodate pushchairs.

The Enviro400 have been allocated to Arriva North East at Ashington and Arriva Midlands at Thurmaston near Leicester, while the Enviro200 are split between these two operating units and Arriva Southern Counties at Gillingham in Kent, benefitting passengers on their networks.

Alexander Dennis Commercial Manager, Mark Ballam, comments: “We appreciate Arriva’s investment in British-built buses from Alexander Dennis. With these brand new low-emission buses, Arriva continues to upgrade its fleet and reduce its environmental impact, making bus travel an even greener choice for passengers. With their proven design and operational flexibility, Arriva’s new Enviro400 double deckers and Enviro200 single deckers are sure to be reliable performers for many years to come.”

Andy Whitehouse, Engineering and Safety Director at Arriva UK Bus, comments: “To improve our customers experience, we have and will continue to improve our fleet with more modern, reliable, and lower emission vehicles. We enjoy a good working partnership with Alexander Dennis who have successfully delivered 74 low emission buses, all of which are now out in service.”