Bristol Community Transport (BCT), part of the HCT Group, is currently taking a delivery of 21 Biogas powered Scania N280UD/ ADL E400CBG Citys with dual doors for the introduction of the third phase of the Bristol metrobus network.
The m1 service, operating under contract to First West of England, will commence operation from Sunday 6 January 2019 and will serve South Bristol from Cribbs Causeway to Bristol city centre via the University of West England (UWE).
The route benefits from using the new bus-only junction on the M32, allowing the m1 to bypass Junction 1 and the Filton Road which both suffer from heavy congestion during peak periods.
New bus lanes have also been built in Patchway, Aztec West, Bradley Stoke, Radcliff Hill, Bedminster and Hartcliffe Way.
The m1 will be operated from BCTs Bedminster depot, which has created 60 new driver and support positions.
The vehicles are painted in metrobus livery with magenta m1 route branding and feature Wi-Fi, USB charging points and next stop audio and visual announcements.