Cardiff Bus has announced plans to invest £1.5 million in ten brand new vehicles as it continues to improve its offering for customers.
The high-tech buses are made in Britain by Alexander Dennis Ltd in Scarborough, and will offer an improved passenger experience complete with CCTV, contemporary fresh interiors, comfortable seating, free 4G wifi and USB charging points.
The vehicles will have the latest next stop announcement systems to ensure Cardiff Bus’ services are accessible to all.
Cynthia Ogbonna, Managing Director at Cardiff Bus, said:
“We are continuously looking for ways to improve our services and are looking forward to adding 10 new buses to our fleet.
“These new buses offer comfortable seating in our now high-quality interior design will also offer our customers a comfortable and enjoyable ride. They will also have USB power charging pints and free fast wi-fi so customers can make the most of their journey with us.
“The next stop audio and visual system has been a standard feature on all our new buses since 2013 and we now have around a third of fleet fitted.
Over the last five years, Cardiff Bus has invested over £10 million 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 five years to improve the comfort, look and life of our current fleet.
“The new fleet will 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.