The first of the new 100 seat Enviro400XLB buses have started operating on Services 11. The new vehicles are also operating occasionally on route16.
Service 11 operates from Ocean Terminal to Hyvots Bank and Service 16 connects Silverknowes and Colinton. Together, these popular cross city routes carried over 10 milllion customers last year.
The new buses can carry up to 129 customers each. They have a front and middle door to speed up the times spent at bus stops and have been built to even higher standards than bus users in Edinburgh have become accustomed to, with comfortable high-backed seating, Wi-Fi, USB charging, mood lighting and audio-visual stop announcements.
Richard Hall, Managing Director, said:
The city is changing and public transport operations must evolve to meet the growing needs and expectations of our customers. Core cross city routes are an important piece of our network, transporting millions of customers quickly and efficiently to their destinations every week.
|Due to building work the bus terminus at Ocean Terminal has been moved to a|
windy side street with no bus shelters
To ensure the smooth introduction of these vehicles to the streets of Edinburgh, we have an in-house project team carrying out route assessments and familiarisation training. Look out for them travelling around the city.