Twelve new high-spec Translink Goldline double decker coaches have been launched in the north-west of Northern Ireland. The Scania coaches will primarily run on the popular Belfast to Londonderry route, which carries over 800,000 passengers every year. This popular service has seen a 53% increase in passengers over the last decade.
The new coaches have been fitted with luxury fittings such as Icomera Wi-Fi, seat charging points, generous leg-room, modern interior surroundings, automatic climate control, security CCTV, tinted and double-glazed windows and low floor accessibility. They have also been designed to be fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly.
This £4.4million investment has been largely funded by the Northern Ireland Executive through the Departments for Regional Development and Enterprise, Trade and Investment through the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme.
Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell said, “I welcome the introduction of these coaches to the Goldline fleet. These high specification, low emission vehicles will provide improved public transport service for commuters, shoppers and tourists alike, all of which benefit the Northern Ireland economy.”