NFI Group announces that its subsidiary has ordered 50 ZEBs
These Alexander Dennis zero-emission buses will be the first to bear the branding of the new Bee Network.
September 22, 2022 By Canadian Manufacturing
LARBERT — NFI Group Inc. an independent bus and coach manufacturer, announces that its subsidiary Alexander Dennis Limited announced that Transport for Greater Manchester has ordered 50 zero-emission double deck buses from Alexander Dennis for the first phase of the franchised Bee Network bus system which will launch in September 2023.
These Alexander Dennis zero-emission buses will be the first to bear the branding of the new Bee Network – Greater Manchester’s ambition for a fully integrated, London-style integrated transport system comprising buses, trams, walking and cycling, and eventually trains. The distinctive black and yellow design was unveiled by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.
The 50 new buses will be funded from the government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement, and are part of a planned program that will see approximately 300 additional electric buses to be delivered to the region from 2024 through to 2027.
“We are delighted to have been chosen by Transport for Greater Manchester as supplier for the first tranche of zero-emission buses for the new Bee Network,” said Paul Davies, President & Managing Director, Alexander Dennis. “We look forward to playing our part in transforming bus services in Wigan and Bolton with these iconic buses, which will be built in the North of England at our factory in Scarborough and supported locally from our AD24 aftermarket hub in Skelmersdale.
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