Go Ahead owned Bluestar has taken delivery of ten new ADL Enviro400s for use on the Bluestar 1, Southampton to Winchester, service representing further investment in its services in and around Southampton.
Bluestar MD, Andrew Wickham, said, ‘Bus travel in Hampshire is popular and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to invest almost £7m in our fleet here during the past year. We would not have been able to embark on this commercial venture if it weren’t for the high demand we’ve been experiencing here, so it’s a tremendous sign that people in the region value our services. I was delighted to meet Cllr Rob Humby in Winchester this week to launch the new buses, which are equipped with low emission Euro6 engines and the very latest technology. The event also gave me an opportunity to talk to local people about the services we provide, and how we can improve our offering still further.’
Hampshire County Council’s executive member for environment and transport, Cllr Rob Humby, said, ‘Bluestar’s commitment to providing new buses for their passengers is very welcome news. With bus journeys in Hampshire close to record levels, investment in buses is key to encouraging even more people to travel on public transport. This can make a big difference to congestion on the roads, particularly at peak times.’