Yesterday BorderBus took delivery of another double deck demonstrator bus for evaluation purposes. Alexander Dennis Enviro400 City SN66 WLK is the third demonstrator the Beccles operator has trialled in the last seven months.
SN66WLK, which was displayed at the Euro Bus Expo 2016 exhibition at Birmingham's NEC, was out in service today on the BorderBus 146 route between Norwich and Southwold and I got some photos of it at Beccles earlier this morning.
The vehicle retains the main features of the Enviro400 with a raked, wrap-round driver’s windscreen with the wipers recessed at the top. Additionally it has a stylish glazed stairwell plus a shallow upper deck windscreen which, combined with other design features, significantly reduces 'solar gain' in warm weather.
The Enviro400 City is powered by a 6.7 litre Euro6 Cummins engine and is lighter and more fuel-efficient than other double-deck vehicles in its class. It also has a glazed sunroof, coach-style high-backed leather seating as well as USB power sockets.