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Manchester doubles electric double decker fleet

Transport for Greater Manchester has ordered a further 50 zero emission double deck buses from Alexander Dennis, doubling the total on order for the franchised Bee Network bus system to 100.

These buses will enter service in parts of Bury, Rochdale and Oldham when the second tranche of franchising launches there in April 2024.

They follow an initial procurement of 50 buses for the first tranche of Bee Network services in Wigan and Bolton from September 2023, with Go North West and Diamond confirmed as operators.

The buses will be built at the Alexander Dennis factory in Scarborough and be supported from its AD24 aftermarket hub in Skelmersdale.