Blackpool Transport Prepare To Launch New Buses

15 March 2017

25 brand new double decker buses will officially enter service on Sunday 2nd April 2017.

Developed to a unique specification to offer the very best features for customers, the addition of these vehicles fulfils Managing Director Jane Cole’s vision to further bolster the fleet year on year to ensure no bus in Blackpool is older than 5 years by 2020.

Finished in the instantly recognisable ‘Palladium’ brand, the buses offer free WiFi, USB charging points, social seating on the upper deck and next stop audio/visual announcements amongst other features.

Improved seating on the upper saloon means that families, children and adults alike can make better use of their travel time with seats grouped around 3 tables.

The buses will be allocated to some of Blackpool Transport’s most popular routes, with Service 6, 11 & 14 all benefiting from these high specification vehicles.

Jane Cole, Managing Director at Blackpool Transport said “We have been delighted with the fantastic feedback received from locals and visitors alike on the 10 buses introduced this year. We are particularly proud of having responded to the needs of our disabled passengers who appreciate the low floor entry, wide access gangway and spacious wheelchair areas. Delivering an exceptional customer experience is our primary focus and these 25 new vehicles will continue to allow us to do so.

Blackpool Transport are holding an official launch event for the new buses on Sunday 9th April between 1pm – 4pm on the Tower Festival Headland, next to the Comedy Carpet on Blackpool Promenade. Vehicles will be on display to take a look around, with staff from Blackpool Transport on hand to answer any questions.

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