ADL launches virus protection solutions for bus and coach

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), has launched a range of semi-permanent and permanent solutions for the protection of drivers and passengers, designed to be fitted to new and existing vehicles to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

ADL says it responded quickly to the pandemic, adjusting to ensure customers could continue to access the manufacturer’s full aftermarket support as the operating industry rolled out temporary measures in record time to ensure buses were safe for everyone. At the same time, ADL’s engineering teams began to develop longer-term solutions that could be fitted to existing and new vehicles as operators began to prepare for a new normal.

The ADL-designed solutions were released to market successively and include universal mounting brackets and plates for hand sanitiser dispensers, suitable for Alexander Dennis buses and Plaxton coaches as well as other manufacturers’ products and supplied with or without dispensers as required.

The range also includes bus driver contact shields for retrofit to existing Alexander Dennis Enviro200 and Enviro400 buses without cab screens, available for both current (MMC) and previous vehicle generations.

Transport for London-approved modifications also feature, which have been designed to fully seal existing drivers’ cabs and provide fully sealed cabs in new vehicles.

ADL also provides coach driver contact shields, and cab rear partitions where required, for retrofit to existing coaches and installation in new Plaxton Panther, Leopard, Elite, Elitei and Panorama coaches.

Coach passenger separation with retractable roller blinds mounted to existing luggage racking is available too.