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Alexander Dennis has announced that they will be introducing a 12.8m around 42 ft.) version of the Enviro500, and it will be ready for sale in North America in late 2008. Alexander Dennis has also announced that they are developing hybrid versions of their buses and are working with BAE Systems. Their Enviro300 model has recieve a new look, matching that of the Enviro200Dart, as well as other changes, such as a 12.5m version and more chassis options.

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The North American 12.8 metre Enviro500 demo (see photo) is still at City View (ElDorado dealership) in Etobicoke. It's has been spotted there since the end of the OTE Expo.

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http://en.wikipedia....ennis_Dominator

Does anyone know if there were any legit 3-axle Dominators sold in the U.K.? Because, all information about it says most of the tri-axle Dennis double-deckers were imported to Hong Kong until the Trident III replaced the Dominator tri-axle version in 1997. I'm thinking the U.K. mostly buys 2-axle double-deckers.

The Trident III was the first Dennis double-decker to be sold worldwide, including here in North America.

~Ben

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http://en.wikipedia....ennis_Dominator

Does anyone know if there were any legit 3-axle Dominators sold in the U.K.? Because, all information about it says most of the tri-axle Dennis double-deckers were imported to Hong Kong until the Trident III replaced the Dominator tri-axle version in 1997. I'm thinking the U.K. mostly buys 2-axle double-deckers.

The Trident III was the first Dennis double-decker to be sold worldwide, including here in North America.

~Ben

Trident III was NOT the first Dennis double-decker to be sold worldwide, Dennis exported their products to Hong Kong as early back as 1963, with their first double decker bus model--Dennis Loline--which is originated from a Bristol Lodekka

Dennis did not do a lot of export to other countries in the 70s to 90s, besides Hong Kong--which is the livelihood for Dennis during this time. However, 20 Dennis Dragons(tri-axle Dominators) were supplied to Stagecoach of Kenya, Africa during the early 90s, to replace the ex-Hong Kong 1960's Daimler CVG6 front engine double deckers. These buses were later sold back to Magicbus in England during the late 90s and were recently withdrawl from service

The Dennis Trident III of BC Transit(#9001 to 9010) were the very first left hand drive Trident III being exported by Dennis, together with the 9 Enviro 500 of 2004(9041 to 9049) which are also the very first left hand drive Enviro 500 being built

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http://en.wikipedia....ennis_Dominator

Does anyone know if there were any legit 3-axle Dominators sold in the U.K.? Because, all information about it says most of the tri-axle Dennis double-deckers were imported to Hong Kong until the Trident III replaced the Dominator tri-axle version in 1997. I'm thinking the U.K. mostly buys 2-axle double-deckers.

The Trident III was the first Dennis double-decker to be sold worldwide, including here in North America.

~Ben

No new 3 axle Dennis Dragons/Condors (the same bus but given a different name depending on which company bought them!) were bought new for use in the UK, many have been repatriated over the years though.

Dennis did not do a lot of export to other countries in the 70s to 90s, besides Hong Kong--which is the livelihood for Dennis during this time. However, 20 Dennis Dragons(tri-axle Dominators) were supplied to Stagecoach of Kenya, Africa during the early 90s, to replace the ex-Hong Kong 1960's Daimler CVG6 front engine double deckers. These buses were later sold back to Magicbus in England during the late 90s and were recently withdrawl from service

They were actually transferred to Stagecoach Manchester, not Magicbus. Magicbus is a brand Stagecoach uses throughout the UK for "low cost" bus services, normally operated with older fully depreciated vehicles which parallel conventional services.

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Big news...ABC Bus Sales announced an agreement with Alexander Dennis Ltd. to assembly their line of double-decker buses at their plant in Nappannee, In...the complete info is on Bus Ride magazine's website.

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This week saw the launch of the next generation Enviro 400 double decker's, they have completely redesigned the front and rear of the bus giving it a completely new look. According to there website since there previous model Enviro 400 there has been over 200 improvements made to the design. Its also claimed to be more environmentally friendly as it features a new 6.7 litre Euro6 Cummins engine. Its not been confirmed yet if the style will be available on there other Enviro 200,300 and 500 products but most likely will be.

ADL News Article:

http://www.alexander...r-the-industry/

Product Page:

http://www.alexander...nviro400-euro6/

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This week saw the launch of the next generation Enviro 400 double decker's, they have completely redesigned the front and rear of the bus giving it a completely new look. According to there website since there previous model Enviro 400 there has been over 200 improvements made to the design. Its also claimed to be more environmentally friendly as it features a new 6.7 litre Euro6 Cummins engine. Its not been confirmed yet if the style will be available on there other Enviro 200,300 and 500 products but most likely will be.

ADL News Article:

http://www.alexander...r-the-industry/

Product Page:

http://www.alexander...nviro400-euro6/

personally i am not very impressed with the redesigned facelift....................but wish to know more on the 200 improvements as claimed!

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I have to wonder if the more radical E400 redesign is so it stands out more from the New Bus For London. Both of the buses in the picture/rendering are London spec, it's probably the biggest E400 market.

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I have to wonder if the more radical E400 redesign is so it stands out more from the New Bus For London. Both of the buses in the picture/rendering are London spec, it's probably the biggest E400 market.

Additionally, Wright and Optare have recently released updated/new double deck buses.

Here's an Enviro400 operating in Toronto (looks like they have 2). They appears to have the quick release glazing.

City_Sightseeing_Toronto_81106-a.jpg

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The silver E400 is not London spec, it is single door.

The biggest market for E400's are actually outside London now.

The first examples are already in build for Oxford, there will also be some for Stagecoach on the redesigned Volvo hybrid chassis for use in Dundee, Scotland.

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The silver E400 is not London spec, it is single door.

The biggest market for E400's are actually outside London now.

The first examples are already in build for Oxford, there will also be some for Stagecoach on the redesigned Volvo hybrid chassis for use in Dundee, Scotland.

I didn't notice the door, but I did notice that they both had blinds rather than electronic destination signs (and the new white blinds too). I think London is just about alone in using those.

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just reading two recent news off the net regarding to ADL, they are expanding like crazy around the world and they are selling their Enviro 500 and Enviro 200 midi bus in Saudi Arabia too...........unbelievable!

http://arabianindustry.com/construction/news/2014/may/13/alexander-dennis-receives-orders-for-1000-buses-4697732/

note that one of the GO Transit's unit(#8155?) was being shipped to Dubai for the MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition in Dubai, UAE

http://www.arabnews.com/news/578306

Introducing of ADL buses at Saudi Arabia(places including Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah etc....)

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just reading two recent news off the net regarding to ADL, they are expanding like crazy around the world and they are selling their Enviro 500 and Enviro 200 midi bus in Saudi Arabia too...........unbelievable!

http://arabianindustry.com/construction/news/2014/may/13/alexander-dennis-receives-orders-for-1000-buses-4697732/

note that one of the GO Transit's unit(#8155?) was being shipped to Dubai for the MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition in Dubai, UAE

Looking at the interior seats colour, that's 8166! So that's where it is now!

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Looking at the interior seats colour, that's 8166! So that's where it is now!

O THAT'S 8166? sorry the photo is too small for me to read the # clearly~~

the show was back in May so i think the bus has arrived Toronto already, and I THINK i have seen it in MTB before, let me double check my photos

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O THAT'S 8166? sorry the photo is too small for me to read the # clearly~~

the show was back in May so i think the bus has arrived Toronto already, and I THINK i have seen it in MTB before, let me double check my photos

Hmmm, thanks. It still haven't arrive at garage yet, by next week hopefully.

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