The coach service Expressway is separating from its parent Bus Eireann in style with a €30 million fleet upgrade. New vehicles will be fully equipped with high quality seats, trays and toilets, as well as three-pin plugs, USB ports and high-speed 4G Wi-Fi, provided by Icomera partners, FleetConnect.
The renovation of the fleet is motivated by an attempt to make public transport more attractive and get commuters out of their cars. Paschal Donohoe, Ireland’s Minister for Transport, who unveiled the first new coaches last Thursday, emphasised the need to support public transport. “As more and more jobs are created, we are seeing an increase in the number of cars on the road and a build-up of congestion in some areas, as a result. We must continue to deliver attractive public transport options if we are to persuade people out of the car and onto other transport modes, which I believe Expressway does. This will ensure that our traffic flows more freely and that economic growth is supported, as our economy develops further.”