33 new NatEx buses for Coventry

A £6.4m fleet of 23 eco friendly Wrightbus bodied Volvo B7RLEs and ten ADL Enviro400s are to be rolled out in Coventry. They are being introduced as part of the wider £80m Partnership Plus deal signed in June by National Express and West Midlands ITA, Centro. The single deckers are being deployed on the 9/9A Green Lane/Finham service, on the route between the city (Pool Meadow) and University Hospital at Walsgrave and on the service 20 and 20A routes between the city and Bedworth and Bell Green. The double deckers are going into service on the 8/8A route between the city and University Hospital at Walsgrave. The Partnership Plus deal will see £65m of investment in the bus network by National Express and £16m by Centro. Coventry city centre will get new infrastructure, shelters and passenger information as part of the initiative.

MD of National Express Coventry, Peter Power, said, ‘These new vehicles are equipped with the latest technology including greener low emission engines and state of the art CCTV. They represent a big investment in Coventry’s bus network and we hope that our customers will be as proud of them as we are.’

Pic: (LtoR) Centro Chairman, Cllr John McNicholas and Peter Power.

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