Go-Ahead Group subsidiary Bluestar has taken to 111 the number of new buses added to its fleet over the last five years with the addition of three more Alexander Dennis Enviro400s.

They were unveiled by Managing Director Andrew Wickham and Southampton City Councillor Steve Leggett, Cabinet Member for Green City and Place.

The three latest Enviro400s represent a spend of over £500,000 by Bluestar, an outgoing that was made prior to the onset of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Wickham (pictured, left) notes that government-imposed movement restrictions led to a great reduction in congestion in Southampton. That is something that the bus industry should build on with high-quality services and vehicles, he says.

The new buses continue a Go South Coast group trend of specifying high-quality seating. They also come with the customary tables on the upper deck. USB charging points are fitted.

Says Mr Leggett (pictured, right): “We welcome Bluestar’s backing as we partner to support the city’s post-coronavirus COVID-19 economic recovery. Bluestar’s investment in a comfortable, low-emission fleet of buses demonstrates its commitment both to the long-term transport needs of Southampton residents and key workers, and to our vision of a cleaner, healthier city.”