trentbarton is to spend £5m in 2017 on 28 new buses and on upgrades. This is the operator’s biggest ever investment in a single year. It is adding 25 ADL Enviro200s to its fleet, featuring glazed skylights, LED lighting, visual and audio next stop announcements, free superfast Wi-Fi and USB chargers. ADL is building the new buses at its Scarborough factory. Also on their way from EvoBus are three new Mercedes-Benz Citaros, which will run on the skylink Derby service linking East Midlands Airport with Derby, Loughborough and Leicester.
MD of trentbarton, Jeff Counsell, said, ‘This year we are making a massive investment in our vehicles to keep our customers delighted and to attract even more people to get on our buses. We’re keen to play our part in reducing carbon emissions in the communities we serve, and these buses are some of the greenest diesel vehicles that money can buy. In trentbarton land we are bucking the national trend by increasing use of buses by the public. By investing millions every year we ensure travelling by our buses is an experience people enjoy as an excellent, great value way to get about.’
Sales Director at ADL, Richard Matthews, said, ‘It’s a great privilege for ADL to partner with a pioneering and innovative company like trentbarton. trentbarton is renowned for its unwavering customer centric approach and outstanding attention to detail, the new fleet of 25 Enviro200 vehicles is testament to this.’