Local bus company invests in 20 new buses
Cardiff Bus has unveiled 20 brand new buses, the final part of a three year investment strategy to update its fleet.
The ten Mercedes Benz Citaro single decks and ten Alexander Dennis e400 double decks boast the latest Euro 6 engines which are to the latest emissions standards. This investment will improve the bus operator’s network, customer experience and environmental impact.
The new buses will be used across the operator’s network covering Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and to/from Newport.
All the new vehicles come complete with CCTV, contemporary fresh interiors and comfortable seating, free 4G wifi, USB charging points and are fully accessible for all.
The buses also have the latest next stop announcement systems to enable Cardiff Bus’ blind and partially sighted customers to travel more confidently and independently.
Cynthia Ogbonna, managing director at Cardiff Bus said:
“We continuously look for ways to improve the service that we provide to our customers and this latest investment does exactly that.
“The new buses have great facilities including audio and visual next stop announcements in both English and Welsh, an important feature for blind and partially sighted customers. They also have a larger capacity than our older buses, whilst being more eco-friendly, which was something that customers had told us they would like from our service.
“Investing in new buses demonstrates our commitment to providing a public transport network that rivals the best in the UK and is fitting for a dynamic European Capital City.”
Over the last three years, Cardiff Bus has invested in £3.5million in new buses as part of an ongoing commitment to improve its fleet and service.
“This is a continuation of investment that has been happening over the last three years to improve the comfort, look and life of our current fleet.
“These new vehicles complement that investment in vehicle refurbishment which has been welcomed by customers.
“The arrival of brand new buses gives our customers confidence that they will be boarding a modern, comfortable and user friendly bus.
“The new fleet will also further enhance the reliability of our service, which is the single most important factor that customers, and potential customers, take into account when deciding to use our services.”
Cardiff Bus is a major provider of bus services with its network covering Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and to/from Newport. Every year its fleet of 220 buses carry more than 28 million customers a year.