Northern Ireland Education Authority takes on 15 Plaxton Leopard coaches

Bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) has delivered 15 new Plaxton Leopard coaches to the Education Authority (EA) in Northern Ireland.

The 12.8m long Plaxton Leopard coaches are the EA’s latest order with ADL in a long-standing relationship.

Built on the reliable Volvo B8R chassis, the 15-strong fleet includes vehicles with a range of seating capacities, accommodating between 57 and 72 passengers, and the coaches will operate on school services across Northern Ireland. The EA is responsible for delivery education services across Northern Ireland.

The vehicles have been built to the EA Northern Ireland school specification and features include electronic school bus signage, as well as air conditioning, smart tachograph, CCTV and a range of safety features and audio announcements.

Richard Matthews, UK retail sales director at ADL, said: “We’re delighted to be supplying these 15 vehicles to the Education Authority. The Plaxton Leopard coach will deliver reliability and comfort for the many school pupils who will travel on them day in, day out.”

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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