Alexander Dennis has delivered six Plaxton Panorama double-deck coaches to megabus. The 87-seat coaches will be used on megabus services between London, Manchester, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
The new Plaxton Panorama coaches introduce a new interior for megabus, designed to enhance the passenger experience and complementing other recent changes such as the option for passengers to reserve the most popular seats at the upstairs front and around tables on the lower deck. The 14.5m-long coaches meet PSV Accessibility Regulations, with wheelchair users boarding the coach through the rear door.
Plaxton has a history of designing high-capacity coaches for megabus, dating back to the introduction of the UK’s first 15m-long single-deck coaches in 2007 and more recently with the Plaxton Elite i interdeck coach, for which megabus was the launch customer.
“As the last British coachbuilder, Plaxton’s strength is in working closely with our customers to design the solutions they need,” says Mark Ballam, ADL commercial manager coach. “With the introduction of the Plaxton Panorama double-deck coach to megabus, we are delighted to continue this strong partnership and deliver the highest seating capacity for the network’s busiest route.”