High Peak Buses is a jointly owned subsidiary of The Wellglade Group and Centrebus, and is managed on a day-to-day basis by Centrebus. In addition to core commercial services running from Derby to Manchester Airport, it operates a network of contracted bus services for local authorities, schools, universities, businesses and the NHS.
The fleet has now been boosted with two brand new, 8.9m long Enviro200 as well as a similar, but larger Enviro200 coming in at 10.8m length. The seating layout of the shorter buses was modified by ADL to provide additional forward-facing, fixed ADL SmartSeats instead of tip-up seats, while the third vehicle – a former demonstrator – was converted to single door layout and upseated by ADL’s service workshops. All three were painted in Centrebus’s fleet livery ahead of delivery.
Lee Salt, ADL Regional Sales Manager, said: “Our Enviro200 remains the country’s favourite single deck bus thanks to its fuel economy and unrivalled versatility. These ever-popular vehicles will be a valuable addition to the High Peak Buses fleet, who provide essential bus services throughout one the UK’s best known national parks. We look forward to continuing to support Keith Hayward and the team at Centrebus for their future vehicle needs.”
Centrebus Director Keith Hayward said: “As we continue to invest in our modern fleet, ADL met our requirements for additional single deckers with a combination of two brand new vehicles and a former demonstrator that the team at the manufacturer converted to our needs and finished to the same high standard as a factory-fresh bus. All three will fit well into our High Peak Buses fleet and underline our commitment to the commercial and contracted services we operate in the Peak District.”