Bosses at Pilkington Bus have announced a raft of investments across the business, including £250,000 worth of improvements on its headquarters in the past year.
12 new members of staff, A £160,000 workshop building, £40,000 in yard modernisation, £40,000 in facilities such as a wi-fi equipped digital fuel supply system and £9,000 on pit jacks are part of the firm’s commitment to maintain a 100% service record.
Says owner and Managing Director of Pilkington Bus Alan Pilkington: “We’re determined to be the first choice for getting around Accrington and the surrounding area, and we take the job very seriously indeed. For over 50 years we’ve been getting the town’s kids to school, employees to work, and shoppers to the high street.
“Catching a bus is the best way to get around. Our vehicles are clean, coronavirus COVID-19 safe, and they’re much more environmentally friendly than everyone taking their own car.
“One of our buses effectively takes 80 cars off the road… and best of all, you don’t have to drive.”
Pilkington Bus recently won a £3m contract from Lancashire County Council and invested £500,000 in new buses. The company has partnered with Lancashire County Council since 1979 and boasts a 100% reliable operator.
Member of Parliament for Hyndburn Sara Britcliffe adds: “I am proud to have Pilkington Buses in my constituency, servicing the community, getting people to work and children to school. Their investment in the future of transportation in East Lancashire during this pandemic is testament to their commitment and I thank them for being an ‘amazing Accrington’ business.”