Arriva launches Sapphire

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Arriva Buses Wales has unveiled Sapphire, a new premium service between Wrexham and Chester.

Nine Sapphire-branded ADL Enviro400s, representing a £650,000 investment, went into service on Route 1 on April 29.

The buses feature high back leather seats, additional leg room, free WiFi and power points, audio visual facilities and CCTV.

Arriva Area MD Michael Morton said: “Route 1 is the first of our services across the UK to benefit from the new Sapphire service. It will offer our customers something different and we hope will tempt more people to try the bus.

“We’ve deliberately selected this route as it offers a longer journey time, so customers have more opportunity to take advantage of the free WiFi, or to simply enjoy sitting on comfy leather seats.”