Alexander ALX300

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Alexander ALX300
Arriva bus 4519 Volvo B10BLE Alexander ALX300 W295 PPT in Newcastle 9 May 2009 pic 2.jpg
Alexander ALX300 bodied Volvo B10BLE in Newcastle.
Overview
Manufacturer Walter Alexander Coachbuilders/TransBus/Alexander Dennis
Production 1997–2007
Body and chassis
Doors 1 door
Floor type Low floor
Chassis MAN 18.220
MAN 18.240
DAF SB220
Volvo B10BLE
Powertrain
Engine MAN (MAN 18.220/18.240)
Volvo (Volvo B10BLE)
DAF (DAF SB220)
Capacity 34 to 41 seated
Dimensions
Length 10,700mm to 11,500mm
Width 2,500mm
Height 3,000mm
Chronology
Predecessor Alexander Strider
Alexander PS type
Successor Alexander Dennis Enviro300

The Alexander ALX300 (later known as the TransBus ALX300 and the Alexander Dennis ALX300) is a low-floor full-size single-decker bus body built by Alexander at Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom, which was first built in 1997 that is the low-floor replacement of the Strider and the PS type. It was one of the ALX-series bodywork, which accounted for 5 different models (ALX100\ALX200\ALX300\ALX400\ALX500), built for new generation (mainly low floor) chassis produced since late 1990s.

Stagecoach in Newcastle ALX300 bodied MAN 18.220 rear in Newcastle upon Tyne.

It could be mounted on the MAN 18.220, DAF SB220 or Volvo B10BLE full length chassis. It has a rounded roof dome similar to the ALX200, a deep double-curvature windscreen with plastic mouldings under the windscreen to make it look deeper and a separate destination sign. The ALX300 shares its appearance with the ALX200 midibus body, ALX400 2-axle double-decker body and the ALX500 3-axle double-decker body and belongs to the same family as the ALX100 minibus body.

The ALX300 was never as successful as many of its competitors, most notably the Wright Renown on the Volvo B10BLE chassis. However the ALX300 on MAN 18.220 chassis is the favoured full-size single-decker bus of Stagecoach Group in the UK. Despite the arrival of the Enviro300, which is aimed at the same full-size single-decker market, Stagecoach has continued to prefer the ALX300, with further deliveries to the group in the first half of 2006. The last ever batch of ALX300-bodied buses, built on the new MAN 18.240 chassis, were delivered to Stagecoach Sheffield in Spring 2007. The ALX300 was replaced by the Enviro300.

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