Thursday, July 28, 2011

News: Investment in Dearne Valley buses


A 15-strong fleet of new buses worth £1.7m have been unveiled by Stagecoach Yorkshire.

The eight low floor single deckers have been launched on the 218 route following the first batch of seven vehicles which took to the roads in January.

The 221 route links Rotherham, Mexborough and Doncaster and the 218 service travels through Rotherham, Mexborough and Barnsley via Manvers and Darfield.

The British built ADL Enviro 200 model, low floor single decker buses, which meet the latest European emission standards, are designed to be fully accessible to elderly passengers, people with disabilities and families with young children. They also have CCTV installed and are designed to use fuel economically.

Paul Lynch, Stagecoach Yorkshire managing director, said: "I am delighted to launch the second fleet of Stagecoach Yorkshire's brand new fleet of buses because it is tremendous boost for public transport in the Dearne Valley.

"We decided to utilise the new buses on the 221 and 218 routes because we have seen passenger numbers grow steadily in the past few years in those areas and wanted the buses to benefit as many people as possible.

"The reaction to the first fleet of buses introduced in January has been positive and we hope they will continue to attract more passengers."

Stagecoach website

Images: Stagecoach


Supported by:
More news...

  © Blogger template Newspaper III by 2008

Back to TOP