Dublin Bus has launched 80 new Wright Gemini-bodied Volvo B9TLs, representing an investment of €26m as part of its fleet replacement programme. The vehicles are beign funded by the National Transport Authority as replacement vehicles for Dublin Bus under its public service obligation contract.
The move will ensure Dublin Bus operates a 100% accessible fleet by the end of the year.
The buses also feature bilingual passenger information signs in the upper and lower saloons announcing the next bus stop; centre doors to improve efficiency at bus stops for boarding and alighting; free WiFi; improved safety features with additional CCTV; individual seating for 68 passengers and standing space for 11 passengers in the lower saloon plus dedicated space for a wheelchair user; clearer marking of wheelchair spaces and improved luggage storage space.
The new buses will operate on routes 1, 4, 7, 29a, 33, 102, 104 and 151.