Enviro300s for Bolton

A new £2m fleet of 12 ADL Enviro300s have been put into service by First in Bolton. All fitted with Wi-Fi, they are working the 501 route (Chorley Old Road to Farnworth via Bolton Hospital). The vehicles previously used on the 501 will be moved to other routes in Bolton, replacing older buses and ensuring the operator’s fleet in the town is 100% low floor. The E300s are the first of a series of new buses to be launched in Greater Manchester over the next few weeks. A further First investment in the region has seen £1m spent on equipping its fleet with GPS technology to provide real time information and improve punctuality. In April, the company lowered its day and week fares by up to 30% in an effort to offer greater value for money.

Depot Manager for First in Bolton, Matt Rawlinson, said, ‘This £2m investment in new customer friendly buses is a major boost for Bolton and demonstrates our commitment to improving services for our customers by working closely with all our partners. These vehicles are the latest in terms of being efficient, environmentally-friendly and comfortable for passengers and are another example of how we are placing Bolton at the forefront of our Greater Manchester operations. They provide a credible alternative to car journeys, offering people choice when they are travelling around Bolton.’


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