Source (in Dutch, can't find one in English): http://www.nieuwsblad.be/article/detail.as...icleid=6T3JCLCE
Quick translation of the most important passages: Bus builder Van Hool sees its contract with Stagecoach, for delivery of double decker coaches to the USA expanded. The contract is no longer for 60 coaches, but for 140. 96 of these will be delivered next year. Confirmed by a Van Hool spokesperson.
Here's the full story in English ( Google Chrome translation)
Just a thought it would be nice to see Greyhound operate them since the ban on long haul travel in the USA has been lifted (Part highlighted)
Van Hool can deliver double-double of America
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011, 3:00 AUTHOR: (BLG)
KONINGSHOOIKT - bus manufacturer Van Hool Koningshooikt see from a previous contract with Stagecoach to supply double-decker buses in the United States expanded.
Bus manufacturer Van Hool from Koningshooikt see an earlier contract with Stagecoach to supply double-decker buses in the United States expanded. It's no longer about 60 but to 140 buses, 96 of which are still to be delivered next year.
This confirms Goffin Dirk Van Hool. The Scottish listed Stagecoach announced Wednesday that the 44 million pounds (51.5 million) invests in its Megabus operations in the United States and United Kingdom. Van Hool offers 140 double-decker buses to the company , wholly Koningshooikt produced and then shipped. Additional staff has therefore not attracted Van Hool says Goffin yet. That it is a double-decker buses go first, because until recently were not allowed for long distance transport on U.S. highways. The new buses can accommodate 81 passengers, compared with 57 for regular buses. Maintenance will be done in eight service centers throughout the U.S., Van Hool operates with its exclusive distributor ABC Companies, which owns 35 percent. By bus manufacturer Van Hool employs approximately 4,250 people, of whom 4,050 at its headquarters in Koningshooikt and 200 at the site in Bree.