Ten new buses worth £1.7 million will be taking to the city’s roads from next week thanks to Cardiff Bus.
The Mercedes Citaro single deck buses will feature the latest additions including audio – visual bilingual next stop information system, free 4G wifi and USB charging points, along with updated interiors, comfortable seating, and CCTV.
Cardiff Bus’s new vehicles are also among the most environmentally friendly in the fleet thanks to their Euro 6 engines, which adhere to the latest low emissions standards.
The vehicle introduction is part of a £10 million investment by the service operator to enhance its fleet over the last five years
Managing director of Cardiff Bus Cynthia Ogbonna and chairman councillor Ed Stubbs officially launched the new vehicles at a special event outside Cardiff’s City Hall on Friday.
Following the event Mrs Ogbonna said:
“We are delighted to be introducing these significantly enhanced vehicles into Cardiff’s travel network.
“We hope our £1.7 million investment and improved facilities assert Cardiff Bus’s commitment to providing a first-class service to all our loyal customers.
“These new vehicles have seen a major overhaul to provide a more comfortable, safe and accessible journey for all our customers. We have also demonstrated our commitment to reducing fuel emissions by utilising some of the latest environmentally friendly engines.
“This is part of a five-year investment by Cardiff Bus, so we look forward to finally seeing them servicing our loyal passengers across the city.”
Starting from Monday, the buses will service the 27 route to the city centre via Thornhill, Llanishen, Caerphilly Road, and North Road.