Sunday, 18 August 2019

Alexander Dennis Enviro Bus Launch in Scarborough

'East Yorkshire', operator of Scarborough Locals buses, has unveiled eight brand new, ultra-low emission buses to operate in and around Scarborough.

The new ADL Enviro200 MMC single deck buses are being used on the popular Service 7/7A circular routes between Scarborough, Crossgates, Eastfield and Osgodby, with the route set to be branded as Scarborough Sevens.

Meeting the highest Euro 6 environmental standards, the buses will help to keep our air clean and free from pollution. Each bus also features comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, USB charging points and next stop announcement systems.

The public were able to take a look at one of the buses and see the Scarborough Sevens brand for the first time at an event in Scarborough, as well as finding out more about bus travel in and around Scarborough with a new local bus guide. 

Commenting on the announcement, Area Director of East Yorkshire, Ben Gilligan, said:

“We are delighted to launch our new Scarborough Sevens buses, part of our ongoing commitment to improving bus services in Scarborough by investing in our fleet.

The buses all feature the latest technology to improve the passenger experience, with charging ports for smartphones, free Wi-Fi and next stop announcements which help passengers who don’t travel on the route regularly to know exactly where they are and where they need to get off.”

The buses build on East Yorkshire’s existing investment in its fleet, which has already seen £2m of new coaches, two new low-emission single deck buses and eight refurbished Scarborough-based Coaster buses join the fleet in the last few months. Investment has also been made in upgrading its open top buses, with newly branded Beachcomber buses now operating.

All the new buses have been locally built at the ADL factory in Scarborough, helping support jobs and the local economy, and will be in service over the next few weeks.

Up until 2018, EYMS was owned by Peter Shipp, who had been with the company since 1980. In June 2018, Peter Shipp handed over the company to the Go-Ahead Group.

Full history of east EYMS  here