Newport Transport launches five new Enviro400 double deck buses featuring audio & visual destination announcements - 8th January 2013
Newport Transport is very proud to have launched five brand new Enviro400 double-deck buses at Chepstow Racecourse. The launch showcased all five of the new vehicles and was a sneak preview for the public transport industry before the buses were introduced on the road.
This £1.3 million fleet investment is part of Newport Transports’ dedication to its customers to provide safe and comfortable bus travel. As well as E-leather seats, seat belts and tables on the upper deck all these buses feature audio & visual destination announcement technology.
This technology provides all Newport Bus customers with useful travel information during their journeys and makes travelling on the bus easier for everyone. As the city’s main public transport provider Newport Transport is committed to making its services available to as many people as possible and this technology is not only a helpful tool for those with a visual or hearing impairment, but provides a real benefit for those who are not familiar with the city or its bus routes.
At the launch, Newport Transport was complimented by Andrea Gordon from Guide Dogs for the Blind and Bus User UK's chairwoman Gillian Merron on being the first bus operator in Wales to officially make the commitment to provide all new buses with this technology and its dedication to helping those with visual impairments be part of the community by being able to use public transport independently.
‘At Newport Transport we understand that our role as regional transport provider means making our services accessible to anyone who needs them, which naturally includes anyone with a visual or hearing impairment. We are very pleased to be able to say that we are contributing to making life that much easier for those who benefit from audio & visual destination announcements and are looking forward to continuing this work in the future.’ said Scott Pearson, Managing Director at Newport Transport.