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New buses with free wi-fi set for popular Weymouth route
1:07pm Thursday 5th December 2013 in News
NEW buses with special features are set to operate on a popular route in Weymouth.
First Dorset says six vehicles with leather seats, free wi-fi and CCTV are to operate on the service 2 Littlemoor route.
It is part of a £8.5m investment by First across the region.
The six buses, all Wright Streetlite vehicles, are fitted with special features to make customers’ journeys more pleasant and comfortable. These include leather seats, free wi-fi, audio-visual next stop announcements, real-time information and CCTV.
Each vehicle can hold 37 seated and 33 standing passengers, and have ample space for both child buggies and wheelchairs.
General Manager for First Dorset Dervla McKay said: “We are currently investing in new vehicles across the Hampshire & Dorset region which all come equipped with these new, updated features as standard.
“The wi-fi in particular is the legacy of the Olympics and the sailing events which took place off the Weymouth and Portland coast. A significant area was upgraded to ensure exemplary wi-fi coverage throughout and we are thrilled to be able to reap the benefits of this for our new fleet of vehicles.”
She added: “Service 2 was chosen for the new buses because we recognise that this is a popular route for many of our customers, so wanted to enhance their experience of travelling with First Dorset. We hope they like their new vehicles and we look forward to hearing their comments in due course.”
The vehicles will be unveiled next Tuesday.
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