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
“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
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