Passengers in Southampton will soon be travelling on scores of new buses fitted with the latest low-emission engines.
First Bus, part of transport company FirstGroup, is investing £77.7 million in 385 new buses, of which 90% will be fitted with ultra-clean Euro 6 engines. The Wrightbus company, based in Ballymena in Northern Ireland, is manufacturing 248 of the buses while ADL, based in Falkirk in Scotland, has secured an order for 117 buses.
All the new buses will be delivered during the current financial year. All will have free wi-fi and leather seats.