Arriva Southern Counties/Wrightbus StreetLite Maxes

Sapphire has come to Dartford with 11 high-specification StreetLite Maxes supplied to Arriva Southern Counties by Wrightbus (02825 641212).

The 11.5m buses are based at Northfleet depot and represent an investment of 2m. They are at work on services 480 and 490 between Dartford, Bluewater and Gravesend, joining many other StreetLites in the Arriva Southern Counties fleet, and include Micro Hybrid fuel-saving technology.

Included as part of the Sapphire package are free Wi-Fi, next stop audio-visual announcements, E-Leather seating, three-pin and USB power points at each pair of seats, and full rear destination displays.

Regional Publicity Manager Richard Lewis says: “We hope that the stylish interiors will give a comfortable ride and that the audible next-stop announcements will be of particular benefit to customers with impaired vision, and to visitors to the area.”