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STATE OF THE ART NEW BUSES ON THEIR WAY TO THE FYLDE COAST

Published on 26/11/2014 Click here to go back

STATE OF THE ART NEW BUSES ON THEIR WAY TO THE FYLDE COAST

Brand new, state of the art buses are currently being built to an exact specification and design for customers of Blackpool Transport.

Local bus operator, Blackpool Transport can confirm the order has been placed for 10 brand new Mercedes vehicles, a total investment of around £1.7 million

Blackpool Transport explained it is currently reviewing which route to operate these buses on. Blackpool Transport also said that the new buses will have a new eye-catching livery, but for the time being details are being kept a closely guarded secret ahead of a launch in April.

The 10 Mercedes Citaro are 12 metre 1 door full low floor throughout with the latest fuel and energy efficient Euro 6 engines.  The seats will be trimmed in E Leather with wood effect flooring and free wifi and mobile charging points for customers and extra room for wheelchairs and customers with buggies.  Next stop announcements will also be a feature of these new vehicles. 

Director of Delivery of Blackpool Transport, Bob Mason, said: “Customers will benefit from a much improved journey experience as a result of these new vehicles.  Journeys will be more comfortable, smoother and customers will be able to keep connected whilst on the move with our free WiFi and they will be able to charge their phones as well. This new investment is just the start of a year of improvements for Blackpool Transport with Smart technology and online developments on the way too.”

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