Thames Valley Buses announce the investment in four new single-deck buses primarily for the 171 and 172 routes that run around South Bracknell.
The new environmentally friendly buses, with the latest low emission Euro VI engines, will be in service from today (Friday). They will also be on display in Bracknell during half term for members of the public to check out all the new features.
Thames Valley Buses say they are a step-change in luxury and comfort for their customers. Amongst the features are coffee-shop-style wood effect flooring and comfortable high-back seats.
The buses also provide seat-back wireless charging and free WIFI to help customers stay connected whilst on the move. They all feature next-stop audio and visual announcements and distinctive blue route branding to assist customers navigate their journeys.
Said Robert Williams, Chief Executive Officer: “We are delighted to be able to bring these brand-new buses to the people of South Bracknell.
“The 171/172 circular route around South Bracknell is one of our most popular services so we are proud to be able to bring this investment to the area. We are confident they will transform customer journeys and encourage more people to choose the bus.
“It is the plan that they will combine with some new buses coming to Reading Buses Lion 4 later this month and follows investment in route 194 last year. This means that customers travelling between Great Hollands and Bracknell town centre will have an amazing choice of high quality, environmentally friendly new buses for their journeys.
“All tickets are accepted on all four routes meaning customers will be able to turn up at stops where the routes overlap and not have to worry about waiting long for a bus. However, customers can use both the Reading Buses and Thames Valley Buses apps to track buses and check arrival times as well as buy tickets should they wish.”
Customers are advised that whilst the buses are new, the timetable and route remain the same as currently.