Volvo B8RLE/ADL Enviro200

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  1. cnjb8

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    Hello!
    Rumour has it that ADL has announced the E200 body will be built on the Volvo B8RLE chassis. There is also a body for the articulated Volvo B8RLEA. However there is no mention on there website.
    Can anyone confirm this?
     
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  3. Volvodart

    Volvodart Established Member

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    From Lothian Buses thread:-

     
  4. OmniCity999

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    Was given this info by a colleague at work before lunch and by lunch had finished it was gone from the ADL website.

    As I say I was told this not shown. When I went to check after lunch it wasnt there and I'm told it definately was there, then the strike news came out. Make of that what you will.

    Apparently known as the Enviro 300 and 300A. With the Enviro 200 being the complete ADL product as it currently is.
     
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  5. Gingerbus1991

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    So the Enviro 300 will be a Heavy Weight option...
     
  6. OmniCity999

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    Enviro 300 12m, Enviro 300XLB 13.4m, Enviro 300A articulated.
     
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    A 300XLB@13.4m makes very little sense considering they all ready bought Wrights Eclipse available at 13.2m, or is Lothian done with Wrights...

    If a light weight 200 MMC with a Volvo D5K engine came along, I reckon Lothian would grab some of those, as a group there really into the heavy stuff.
     
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    Did anyone else take the E300 B7RLE from a few years ago or was it specific to Translink?
     
  9. Jordan Adam

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    Just Translink bought them.
     
  10. Colin M

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    I'd wait until ADL officially make an announcment. Seems a bit iffy that someone would say they so it on their website and then it suddenly vanishes...
     
  11. johnw

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    ADL are very happy to build on a competitor chassis as the CEO has stated that half an order is better than no order.
     
  12. Jordan Adam

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    It's a very smart/forward way of thinking, and probably part of the reason why they do so well today.
     
  13. OmniCity999

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    Exactly.
     
  14. Mwanesh

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    Volvo are not an ADL competitor . It will just be an option like the Scania , MAN and Cummins options they offered at one time.
     
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    It is though, to the integral ADL chassis option (which probably has a better profit margin)
     
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    Still no news?
     
  17. OmniCity999

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    None as of yet, although we have a visit to the ADL factory on Wednesday. Could just be for familiarisation of the new Airlink batch though.
     
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    Perhaps the Electric E200s should be rebadged as E300s as well as they look and feel significantly more like a heavyweight single decker than the regular lighter weight "midi" E200MMC
     
  19. cnjb8

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    ADL have published a story on E200s to Blackpool today but still nothing on the Volvo B8RLE. It's a shame because I think that Volvo have a good chassis and ADL has stylish bodywork.
    Surely Stagecoach would order them for TrawsCymru if the rumour was true instead of MCV's
     
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    TransCymru MCV was already there .The Volvo /ADL combo may still be under development so takes time .
     
  21. cnjb8

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    I know. I was just saying it would be more suited for them
     
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    Theres an MCV B8RLE contraption at Seafield just now.
     
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    Wonder if we might hear more on this soon since the threat of strike action has ended.
     

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