Transport for Greater Manchester is said to have ordered 50 electric double-decker buses from bus maker Alexander Dennis, the yellow vehicle is scheduled to be launched next year or September 2023.
The electric buses will be built at the Alexander Dennis factory located in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and will operate in Wigan and Bolton, England. The 50 new buses will be funded from the municipal area of the local government.
The zero-emission double-decker bus created by Alexander Dennis will be the first to carry the Bee Network brand for London’s fully integrated transport system comprising buses, trams, walking and cycling, and rail.
Alexander Dennis President & Managing Director, Paul Davies, said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Transport for Greater Manchester as the first phase zero emission bus supplier for the new Bee Network.
“We look forward to playing a role in transforming bus service in Wigan and Bolton with this iconic bus, which will be built at our Scarborough plant and supported locally from the AD24 aftermarket center in Skelmersdale.”
Voting for Alexander Dennis, says Paul, shows Transport for Greater Manchester and the Mayor’s commitment to building local buses in the UK. The new colors will inspire pride in the city of Manchester and the improvements it will bring to the region.
It is not yet clear what type will be used for the 50 electric double-decker buses made by Alexander Dennis which will be operated in the city of Manchester, England. Whether it’s a self-developed electric bus or using the BYD-ADL Enviro 500EV.