Alexander Dash

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Alexander Dash
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An Alexander Dash-bodied Dennis Dart with a V shaped windscreen
Manufacturer Walter Alexander Coachbuilders
Production 1991–1997
Assembly Falkirk, Scotland
Body and chassis
Doors 1 door
Floor type Step entrance
Chassis Dennis Dart
Volvo B6
Capacity 34 to 41 seated
Length 8.5m to 9.8m
Width 2.5m
Height 3.4m
Successor Alexander ALX200

The Alexander Dash is a step-entrance midibus body built by Walter Alexander Coachbuilders of Scotland from 1991 to 1997. It was one of the variants of Alexander's AM-type body and was usually combined with the Dennis Dart and Volvo B6 step-entrance single-decker bus chassis.

Alexander Dash bodied Dennis Dart with a horizontal windscreen with Veolia Transport in Pontypridd.

It has a rounded roof dome (slightly rounded) that it has a double-curvature windscreen (either horizontal or V-shaped) with an arched top as common. The body was mainly built for the United Kingdom bus market, although one example with a Volvo B6R chassis and air-conditioning was shipped to Hong Kong as a demonstrator. This bus was later acquired by Citybus.

Many United Kingdom operators had used these buses for interurban and rural services rather than metropolitan or inner-urban service, due to its step-floor and high capacity nature.

It was superseded by the low floor Alexander ALX200 in 1996-1997 with a more rounded roof dome and plastic mouldings under the windscreen to make it deeper having made on the Dennis Dart SLF and the Volvo B6LE chassis.

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