On The Buses - First Wessex Show Off Their New Fleet

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Published at 6:38am 9th June 2015.

First Wessex have unveiled their new £500,000 fleet of buses in Weymouth as part of a "Meet The Managers" event.

First Wessex has been showing off its new half million pound buses in Weymouth.

The unveiling formed part of the company's Meet the Manager roadshow on the town's seafront.

The fleet comes into service later this month.

The new buses are all Department of Transport "low carbon certified" making them amongst the most fuel efficient on the market.

Simon Newport, General Manager, First Wessex, said "Our £500,000 investment in three new vehicles is great news for our customers and underlines our continuing determination to provide even better bus services in our area and encourage more people to travel by bus. These new vehicles will be among the best and most eco-friendly in Dorset.

"Passengers can enjoy pleasant, more comfortable journeys and keep connected on the move with our free Wi-Fi, while we support the efforts of our local authority partners to improve air quality for all."

The 2015/16 investment will bring First's fleet of low carbon certified vehicles to more than 750, thought to be the largest in the UK.

The order is a big boost to British manufacturing supporting hundreds of UK jobs.