Reading Buses are set to be the first bus company in the world running double decker buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas from a bio-methane source.
The new buses will be a welcome addition to the company's fleet of 34 single deck Scania gas buses. The five new double-deckers cost around £1.3 million and Reading Buses' Chief Executive Officer, Martijn Gilbert, says the fuel has proven both cost viable and reliable.
For passengers, the buses will have the latest Reading Buses interior including comfortable high back seating, USB charging sockets for mobile phones and tablets, free superfast 4G wi-fi and next stop audio and visual customer information systems.
A Berkshire bus company has reached the top five in a passenger survey.
Almost one thousand people were questioned by Transport Focus, the independent transport users watchdog.
Reading Buses gained a satisfaction score of ninety three per cent - well above the national average.
For people with learning difficulties public transport is often a lifeline - giving them the freedom to work, shop and socialise when otherwise they could be trapped at home. Yet many say they lack confidence and fear getting lost or even abused. Now a new programme is being launched to help them.