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Blackpool Transport orders 25 new buses for 2017

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Blackpool Transport orders 25 new buses for 2017
Blackpool Transport orders 25 new buses for 2017

Having introduced 10 Enviro 400 City buses in 2016, Blackpool Transport has confirmed a further 25 will be added in 2017.

Developed to a unique Blackpool Transport specification, the new order fulfils Managing Director Jane Cole’s vision to further bolster the fleet year on year to ensure no bus in Blackpool is older than 5 years by 2020.

The 25 new buses are planned to operate on the ever popular Service 14 and will offer an improved social seating specification to the ones already in operation.  Highly praised USB charging points, WiFi, E-leather seating, wood effect flooring and audio/visual announcements will all return to continue to deliver an excellent customer experience.

Improved social seating will see seats grouped around 3 tables in the upper saloon, providing space for customers to continue their work or studies during their daily commute.

A well used route for school and college students means travel time will become more productive and sociable for the younger generation of passengers as well as improving the experience for families and groups.

Jane Cole, Managing Director at Blackpool Transport said “We have been delighted with the fantastic feedback received from locals and visitors alike on the 10 buses introduced this year. We are particularly proud of having responded to the needs of our disabled passengers who appreciate the low floor entry, wide access gangway and spacious wheelchair areas. Delivering an exceptional customer experience is our primary focus and these 25 new vehicles will continue to allow us to do so.”

It is hoped that the 25 new buses will arrive in March 2017 and enter service before Easter 2017.

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Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.