Yellow Buses is going green.
The Bournemouth-based company has taken delivery of six new double-deckers described as the most environmentally friendly diesel vehicles on the road.
The British-built Alexander Dennis MMC E400 vehicles have ultra-low carbon Euro 6 engines and the latest stop-start technology to reduce emissions, noise and fuel usage.
Their lighter weight will also reduce environmental impact and improve fuel consumption.
Other features of the £1.3 million fleet include leather seats and tinted glass, USB chargers for all seats, free wi-fi, audio ‘next stop’ announcements, extra space for buggies and shopping trolleys and easier to read front destination displays.
The buses also have full internal and external CCTV, visual ‘next stop’ interior signs, full wheelchair access and real time tracking which links to the journey planner on Yellow Buses’ app and website.
Andrew Smith, Managing Director, Yellow Buses, said: “These are impressive state-of-the-art vehicles and a very welcome addition to our fleet.
“They will be used across our local network, allowing as many passengers as possible to experience the very best in 21st century bus travel.”
Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 140 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of over 410.
The company carries just under 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area.
Yellow Buses is part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider.
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About Yellow Buses:
Yellow Buses operates a fleet of 140 buses and 18 coaches with a staff of over 410. The company carries just under 15m passengers a year with its vehicles operating nearly five million miles across the Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and East Dorset area. Yellow Buses is part of RATP Group, the world’s fifth largest public transport provider.
RATP Dev is a RATP group subsidiary set up in 2002 to export the Group’s operation and maintenance knowhow outside the historic network operated by RATP in the Paris region. RATP Dev now operates in 14 countries on four continents (United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Algeria, Morocco, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, China, South Korea, the Philippines and the USA). In 2015 RATP Dev generated revenue of more than 1.1 billion euros.
With 14 million passengers every day worldwide, RATP group is the fifth largest urban transport operator in the world. The multimodal network operated by RATP in the Paris region, with its 14 metro lines (including two driverless lines), two regional express network (RER) lines, seven tramway lines, 350 bus lines and shuttle services catering to the region’s two international airports, is the largest of its kind in the world to be managed by a single company.
RATP group can devise, design and implement infrastructure development projects, operate and maintain networks irrespective of the transport mode (metro, regional train, tramway and bus) and develop innovative services to promote mobility such as passenger information, electronic ticketing, pricing and customer marketing. The automation of Paris metro’s Line 1, which was completed at the end of 2012, is a world first and once again has demonstrated the ability of RATP group to complete particularly complex projects.
RATP group has a workforce of nearly 60,000 worldwide and in 2015 generated revenue of 5,556 million euros.