trentbarton plans to spend £5m in 2017 on 28 new buses and on upgrades. The new vehicles will be deployed from July and serve customers on the skylink Derby and skylink Nottingham airport links and the rushcliffe mainline and the allestree routes. The upgraded buses will be on the cotgrave connection and the keyworth connection services.
Jeff Counsell, managing director of trentbarton, said: “This year we are making a massive investment in our vehicles to keep our customers delighted and to attract even more people to get on our buses. We’re keen to play our part in reducing carbon emissions in the communities we serve, and these buses are some of the greenest diesel vehicles that money can buy.”
The order includes features such as: glazed skylights, LED lighting, visual and audio next-stop announcements, plus free superfast Wi-Fi and USB power at every seat so customers can stay connected.
Mr. Counsell added: “In trentbarton land we are bucking the national trend by increasing use of buses by the public. By investing millions every year we ensure travelling by our buses is an experience people enjoy as an excellent, great value way to get about.”