Reading’s £4m Emeralds

Reading Buses has launched its new Emerald branded buses. The operator has invested £4m in the 85-seater Euro6 ADL Enviro400s used for this new ‘5 Star Service’, which is an upgrade to its mint green 5 and 6 routes.

Reading Buses CEO, Martijn Gilbert, said, ‘The buses are breaking new ground in Reading as they deliver a step change in the onboard customer experience. They are the first in our fleet to offer USB charging points and superfast 4G Wi-Fi. They are also the first new buses in the UK to be fitted with the new high spec Italian designer seats which are lighter in weight and are covered in our new, and exclusive, Reading Buses design. These buses are going to help revolutionise public transport and customers of the emerald routes. formerly mint green, will be at the forefront of that. They are the next step up in the evolution of the Reading Buses high quality product of recent years.’

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