Persistent vandalism means passengers will no longer have access to high-tech facilities on board Blackpool buses.
Vandalism has included pouring sugary drinks over them to corrode the electronics, stuffing them with chewing gum and intentionally disconnecting wiring.
Jane Cole, managing director at Blackpool Transport, said “We believe our customers deserve the very best, which is why we were delighted to introduce social seating with USB charging points as part of our fleet upgrade.
“Feedback from students, busy parents, workers and those simply whiling away their journey using their mobile phones and tablets has been fantastic.
“Sadly, the actions of the few is jeopardising the viability of these facilities.
“Having replaced the USB ports numerous times in the space of just six weeks, we can no longer sustain the cost of doing so and all USB charging ports will unfortunately be removed from the table space in the coming weeks.”
The company is increasing spot checks, monitoring on-board CCTV footage and working with the police to tackle vandalism.
As part of its ‘Love Your Bus’ campaign, it is also urging passengers to report any anti-social behaviour or vandalism.
Ms Cole added: “These buses belong to the residents of Blackpool, we are here for the community, and we hope our community of customers can help us to continue to provide a premium service.”
Blackpool Transport is currently investing around £7.7m in replacing buses and hopes to have replaced its entire fleet by 2019.
Last week fares rose by an average of three per cent blamed on inflation and a rise in the cost of fuel.