Hull-based bus company East Yorkshire has introduced two brand new state-of-the-art buses into its fleet to show its support for rural bus services.

The two new Alexander Dennis Enviro200 single-deck buses are packed with the latest innovations to ensure passengers have an enjoyable journey, including free Wi-Fi, USB charging points, extra comfortable seats, wireless charging points for mobile phones, reading lights and smartphone holders on the back of seats, and wood-effect flooring.

The buses also meet the highest emissions standards, ensuring that they are cleaner and greener than ever before.

The buses will go out onto two of the company’s rural routes: Service 18 from Holme-on-Spalding-Moor to York, and Service 136 between Driffield and Bridlington.

The company’s Area Director, Ben Gilligan, said that the new buses showed the commitment of the company to running buses outside of the big cities. “Buying brand new modern buses for rural services is something many bus companies would never do. However, our buses to small towns and villages are very important to us, and putting these modern buses on rural routes shows our commitment to grow and develop them in future.  People can help us do this by regularly using the bus, and encouraging their friends and family to do the same.”

The new buses, which were built locally at the Alexander Dennis factory in Scarborough, will be on the road from mid-April, and will be followed by more refurbished and brand new buses being introduced into the fleet later in the year.

Richard Matthews, Retail Sales Director at Alexander Dennis, said: “We are delighted that East Yorkshire continues to support the local economy in the North East with the purchase of these Enviro200 buses. They are stunning buses which will no doubt prove popular with passengers thanks to their comfortable interiors, and we will be proud to see them on the road.”