New Bus Fleet To Offer Free Wi-Fi
9:56am 6th December 2013
New buses, that have leather seats and free Wi-Fi, are ready to take to the road in Weymouth.
First Dorset says their 6 new vehicles will operate on the Service 2 Littlemoor route.
The new high-tech buses also features audio and video next stop announcements as well as CCTV.
The revamp is all part of a multimillion pound investment by First across the South West.
Each vehicle can hold 37 seated and 33 standing passengers, and have ample space for both child buggies and wheelchairs.
Commenting on the introduction of the new buses, Dervla McKay, General Manager for First Dorset, says: "We are currently investing in new vehicles across the Hampshire & Dorset region which all come equipped with these new, updated features as standard.
"The Wi-Fi in particular is the legacy of the Olympics and the sailing events which took place off the Weymouth and Portland coast. A significant area was upgraded to ensure exemplary Wi-Fi coverage throughout and we are thrilled to be able to reap the benefits of this for our new fleet of vehicles.
"Service 2 was chosen for the new buses because we recognise that this is a popular route for many of our customers, so wanted to enhance their experience of travelling with First Dorset. We hope they like their new vehicles and we look forward to hearing their comments in due course."