First Dorset launch StreetLites
First Dorset has unveiled six new Wrightbus Streetlites that will operate on its Service 2 between Weymouth and Littlemoor. The buses are fitted with leather seats, free Wi-Fi, audio-visual next stop announcements, real time information and CCTV. Each has 37 seats and space for 33 standing passengers as well as for 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. 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.’