Salisbury Reds has taken delivery of three new Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMC double-decks for its activ8 route.
“These past few months have been particularly challenging, and our team of key workers has been working incredibly hard transporting those making essential journeys throughout the coronavirus crisis,” says Salisbury Reds managing director Andrew Wickham.
“We made this investment prior to lockdown, and we are pleased to be introducing the buses to our customers across Wiltshire and Hampshire now. One positive to come from the past three months, is that the area’s congestion has greatly reduced.
“This is a chance for us to build on that. We want to encourage local people to leave their cars at home and travel on sustainable transport once the government eases lockdown and we return to something close to normality.
“These double decker buses represent more than £500,000 investment and have the potential to take a number of cars off the road – even whilst social distancing measures are in place. Not only do they offer additional comfort for our passengers – with comfy ‘coach’ style seats, tables on the upper deck, and on-board technology like USB charging points and contactless payment facilities – they are greener than ever.”