Friday 8 March 2013

13 Plate Buses for Nottingham

Nottingham City Transport has taken delivery of its first batch of brand new buses this year, in what’s set to be another bumper year of investment in new vehicles and bus upgrades.

The ten ADL Enviro 200 midibuses – the first 13 plates for buses in Nottingham – are a new bus type for NCT and come complete with the high quality specification NCT passengers have become accustomed to. These include real-time tracking, audio announcements, CCTV, extra-padded leather-effect seating, a smart distinctive interior plus a buggy and wheelchair area.
“We’ve spent £1.2m on these fantastic new buses, and they are just the first of 48 brand new buses we’ll be purchasing this year,” explains NCT Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith. “Our £5.47m total investment for 2013 will enable us to upgrade 20 routes across the City bus network in the next 12 months.”

With the purchase of these brand new environmentally-friendly vehicles – this first of which started running on the Purple Line 87, 88 today – newer buses being brought into operation and increased frequencies planned, the UK Bus Operator of the Year 2012 is committed to continually investing in its service.
“It’s imperative that we maintain and constantly improve our high standard of service for our customers, and investing in new vehicles plays an important part in ensuring our buses remain of the highest quality, comfort and reliability,” adds Anthony Carver-Smith.
This investment maintains NCT’s bus fleet as one of the youngest in the country, with the average bus in the 330 strong fleet, just 5 years old.

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