See the world by Boa Vista
National Express placed six Scania-powered Caetano Boa Vista double deckers into its fleet in October.
Reversing its own ban on double decker coaches following an accident caused by a speeding driver in 2007, five of the vehicles were placed into service between London Victoria and Luton Airport, with a sixth going to Edwards Coaches for use between London and South Wales.
Based on the 12 that Caetano built for Translink in Northern Ireland, the National Express coaches are a few inches taller to allow more headroom upstairs. They’re powered by the same Scania K410 tri-axle Euro 6 chassis, and come equipped with USB power at every seat.
What else happened in October?
- Reading Buses placed new Wright Streetdecks onto their Orange routes, complete with glowing fleetnames
- First replaced its entire Eclipse BRT fleet between Fareham and Gosport with brand new Enviro200 MMCs
- The UK marked 30 years since the bus industry was deregulated
- Transport Designed relaunched with a fresh new look