NCT receives Nottingham’s first 13 plate buses

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The new ADL Enviro200s, the first of 48 new vehicles for NCT this year, are already in service on the purple line

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has taken delivery of its first batch of brand new buses this year.

The 10 ADL Enviro200 midibuses – the first 13-plate buses in Nottingham – are a new vehicle type for NCT and include real-time tracking, audio announcements, CCTV surveillance, extra-padded leather-effect seating, a smart distinctive interior plus a buggy and wheelchair area. This first batch of new vehicles have started running on the municipal operator’s Purple Line 87 and 88.

NCT Marketing Manager Anthony Carver-Smith said: “We have spent £1.2m on these fantastic new buses, and they are just the first of 48 brand new buses we’ll be purchasing this year. Our £5.47m total investment for 2013 will enable us to upgrade 20 routes across the City bus network in the next 12 months.

“It’s imperative we maintain and constantly improve our high standard of service for our customers and investing in new vehicles plays an important part in ensuring our fleet remains of the highest quality, comfort and reliability.”

The investment maintains NCT’s bus fleet as one of the youngest in the country, with an average age in the 330-strong fleet of five years.