Passengers hopping on board a Turquoise Line number 78 or 79 today may well notice a few improvements to their journey experience, thanks to the £3m investment made by the city’s biggest transport operator, Nottingham City Transport.
Since 6am this morning, the first four of 15 brand new buses were on the road – transporting customers from the City along Nuthall Road to Broxtowe, Bulwell, Rise Park and Arnold.
“Our new buses look fantastic!” said NCT Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith. “They are state-of-the-art 65 plate ADL Scania E400 double decks – all with comfier, spacious seats, audio / visual announcements, real-time technology, interior green mood lighting and free Wi-Fi too.”
With plans for all 15 vehicles to be in operation on the routes by early October, NCT is confident they will be as well-received and popular with passengers as the seven brand new E400s that were introduced to the South Notts 1 service in April this year.
“We’ve received excellent passenger feedback about the new buses on our South Notts service, with free Wi-Fi being one of the most popular features,” explains Anthony Carver-Smith. “The latest double decks on the Turquoise line include a brand new style front destination display which is in white text. These are sharper and more easily read, particularly in difficult lighting conditions, so ideal just as the nights are about to draw in.”
The 15 Turquoise Line ADL Scania E400s are NCT’s very latest additions to its vast fleet – bringing the total number of brand new double decks bought in the last 18 months to an impressive 62.
“Our aim is to continually improve services for our customers,” adds Anthony Carver-Smith. “And we recognise that investing in newer, more comfortable, technologically-advanced buses will play a big part in ensuring their journey experience is a positive one.”