Alexander Dash

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Alexander Dash
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An Alexander Dash-bodied Dennis Dart with a V shaped windscreen.
Overview
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
Powertrain
Capacity 34 to 41 seated
Dimensions
Length 8.5m to 9.8m
Width 2.5m
Height 3.4m
Chronology
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 UK 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 UK 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It was superseded by the low floor Alexander ALX200 model in 1996-1997 with a more rounded roof dome and plastic mouldings under the windscreen to make it deeper having made on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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Media related to Alexander Dash at Wikimedia Commons