Cardiff Bus to invest £1.5m in 10 new ADL buses

Cardiff Bus has ordered 10 new single-decker ADL 9.7m Enviro200 MMC buses in a £1.5m order.

They and will have an improved passenger experience complete with CCTV, ?contemporary fresh interiors?, comfortable seating, free 4G wifi, USB charging points and next-stop AV announcements.

Over the last five years, Cardiff Bus has invested £10m in new buses; it operates a 220-strong fleet.

Cynthia Ogbonna, Managing Director at Cardiff Bus, said: ?We are continuously looking for ways to improve our services and are looking forward to adding 10 new buses to our fleet.

“These new buses offer comfortable seating and high-quality interior design to give our customers an enjoyable ride.

“There will be USB power charging points and free fast wi-fi so customers can make the most of their journey with us.

“These new vehicles will also be of the latest environmental standards using Euro 6 engines making them amongst the most environmentally friendly in our fleet and within Wales.

“The next stop audio and visual system has been a standard feature on all our new buses since 2013 and we now have around a third of fleet fitted.

 “This is a continuation of investment that has been happening over the last five years to improve the comfort, look and life of our current fleet.

“The new fleet will enhance the reliability of our service, which is the single most important factor that customers, and potential customers, take into account when deciding to use our services.”

Cardiff Bus is a major provider of bus services with its network covering Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and to/from Newport. Every year its fleet of 220 buses carry more than 28 million customers a year.