The new 12.8m long Plaxton Leopard coaches are the Education Authority’s latest order with Alexander Dennis (ADL) in a long-standing relationship.
Built on the reliable Volvo B8R chassis, the 15-strong fleet includes vehicles with a range of seating capacities, accommodating between 57 and 72 passengers, and the coaches will operate on school services across Northern Ireland.
The EA is responsible for delivery education services across Northern Ireland.
The vehicles have been built to the EA Northern Ireland school specification and features include electronic school bus signage, as well as full air conditioning, smart tachograph, a comprehensive CCTV system and a range of safety features and audio announcements.Commenting on the deal, Richard Matthews, UK Retail Sales Director at ADL, said: “We’re delighted to be supplying these 15 vehicles to the Education Authority. The Plaxton Leopard coach will deliver reliability and comfort for the many school pupils who will travel on them day in, day out.”