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HESTAIR DENNIS has won new vehicle orders in the currently depressed stage-bus market.
Ipswich Borough Transport has ordered seven Falcon single-deckers with Maxwell transmissions, Hartlepool six (three with Maxwell transmissions and three with SCG), South Yorkshire PTE has ordered 14 Dennis Domino midibus chassis. All these singledeck vehicles are to be bodied by Northern Counties of Wigan.
Hestair Dennis is also to supply five Dominator doubledeckers to Thamesdown, two to Leicester and four to Brighton municipal undertakings.
Two of the Brighton vehicles will be double-deck coaches bodied by East Lancashire Coachbuilders. The 10-metre buses will be the first Dominators to be fitted with turbocharged engines.
Dennis has also won an order for two Lancet buses from Bermuda. The Jonckheere-bodied buses will be the first Dennis buses to be supplied to the island.