Tuesday 31 January 2012

trentbarton Statement

Following our report on this Blog of trent barton experimenting with a double decker (http://www.focustransport2011.blogspot.com/2012/01/enviro-400-at-trent-barton.html), the Company has now made a statement following the two week trial with this Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 demonstrator:
 "A demonstration double deck bus has recently been used on the swift route to test customer opinion.
It’s been over 12 years since we’ve had a double decker in service. Designs have changed a good deal since then, so we had one on a two week trial for swift between Derby, Ashbourne and Uttoxeter.
Graham Price, Brand Manager for swift said; “We’ve had a really good reaction from customers and lots of feedback about the double decker, kids have loved travelling on the top deck, and there’s generally been lots more room for everyone.”
An independent researcher has handed out over 400 questionnaires, testing everything from style, comfort and ride quality through to the view from upstairs. We will publish the results in our next edition."

Oliver Foreman