First glimpse of new 'ultra modern' buses running between Norwich and Peterborough

Bus company First Eastern Counties have given us a glimpse of its shiny new fleet.

The company has invested more than £5m in 19 new vehicles they describe as "ultra modern".

They go into public service next month between Norwich and Peterborough - the 'Excel' route which was established more than 40 years ago.

  • Click below for Rob Setchell's full report on the new fleet.

The buses feature new leather seats, USB and wireless charging points and Wifi. Bosses at First say they "take bus travel to another level".

"It's a significant investment and it just shows our commitment to the area; investing in public transport, improving the customer experience, increasing passenger numbers and addressing the air quality issues that we have."

Steve Wickers, First Eastern Counties MD

The buses are fitted with "Euro VI" engines, which First says have the "cleanest diesel technology available".

The fleet goes into public service on Feburary 17th, launched alongside a new timetable.