Metrobus raises its game again on Fastway route
Free Wi-Fi – at the latest 4G standard – is one of the headline-grabbers of the Crawley-based Metrobus’ new £3m fleet of 18 new Volvo/Wrightbus B7RLEs for Fastway, now beginning to enter service.
Says Metrobus Head of Commercial Development Nick Hill: “We want to make our services a joy to travel on. The new buses are designed to be very accessible, attractive-looking and comfortable. The free Wi-Fi enables users to work or socialise while on the move, without having to worry about thei data bill.”
The new buses are Talking Buses, with announcements telling users the name of the next stop and special attractions along the route. They are also fully accessible to wheelchair users. An infotainment screen on the bus will show the next stops that the bus will make, along with special messages and the latest news.
Joel Young, Community Engagement Officer for Guide Dogs in West Sussex and Surrey comments: “I am delighted that Metrobus has purchased 18 buses with AV equipment on-board to provide passengers with accessible information and greater confidence when travelling. Audio announcements of final destination and next stop information is a great helpnot just to people with sight loss, but many other bus users to. I hope other bus operators consider AV technology.”
To help with Guide Dogs’ Talking Buses campaign please visit guidedogs.org.uk/campaigns.