New orders in for Dominators
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• One of Britain's biggest private bus operators, Drawlane, has ordered 17 Dennis Dominators for three of its subsidiaries. Londob Country South West of Reigate and the North Western Road Car Company of Bootle will take seven Dominators each and Midland Red North of Cannock will have the remaining three.
Apart from one Dominator, ordered last year for London Country South West, this is the first order for full-size buses to be placed by the bus giant.
All the Dominators will have turbocharged Gardner 6LXCT engines and Voith automatic gearboxes. The seven chassis for London Country, and four of those for North Western, will have three-speed gearboxes; the other six will have four-speed boxes.
Bodywork will be by East Lancashire Coach Builders of Blackburn.
0 Southampton City Bus has ordered eight Dennis Dominators for delivery later this year, after two years' assessment of four Dominators.
The new buses will have a similar specification to those already operating in the Southampton fleet.
Gardner 6LXB naturallyaspirated engines driving through Voith automatic gearboxes will be fitted and the vehicles will be bodied by East Lancashire Coach Builders.