Wednesday, 7 November 2018

New Enviro for Quayconnect

Bluestar and Red Funnel Ferries have together unveiled a brand new double decker bus to serve their Quayconnect partnership.

Quayconnect is a bus service operated by Bluestar on behalf of Red Funnel, which links Southampton Central Station with the city’s ferry terminals.

 Richard Tyldsley of Bluestar & Murray Carter, of Red Funnel

The new ADL Enviro 400 City bus offers more comfortable seating, free WiFi and striking new livery.

Bluestar General Manager, Richard Tyldsley, has said:

“We’re delighted by the popularity of this long-established bus service. With an increase in passenger numbers over recent years, Quayconnect has gone from strength-to-strength. So we have made a significant investment in this new double decker vehicle, to allow for more passengers and further improve integration between ferries and trains.”

Murray Carter, customer services director at Red Funnel, added:

“Red Funnel very much welcomes this investment by Bluestar in Quayconnect. As well as providing a superior travel experience and extra passenger capacity to cope with growing demand for our ferry services, the new double decker is equipped with a Euro 6 low emissions engine – which will help improve air quality in Southampton.

“The upgrade to a Euro 6 bus was also one of the commitments outlined in our new ‘Red goes Green’ environmental strategy.”

For more information about Quayconnect, visit