NCT’s Red Line adds new Enviro400s

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Red Line is the first of several busy NCT routes to benefit from new E400s in 2014

Red Line 43 will be the first of Nottingham City Transport’s well-used routes to benefit from the introduction of six new ADL Enviro400s – and a further 34 new vehicles will be brought into service across the network between January and April 2014.

Running every seven minutes during the daytime and every 15 – 20 minutes during the evenings and Sundays, the Red 43 operates to the City from Bakersfield and Sneinton and is one of the most popular lines on the NCT network.

Passengers got a sneak preview of the new deckers ahead of their launch on Monday, January 27, as one of the buses appeared in the City Centre on Friday, January 24 – promoting the service and NCT’s latest vehicle investment.

“These double-deckers come with some pretty impressive features as standard,” said NCT Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith. “As well as the low floor for wheelchair-users and buggies, real-time tracking and audio announcements, and the environmentally-friendly engines our customers have come to expect, these vehicles also feature more comfortable seating with extra padding, forced air ventilation in the upper deck to help keep buses cooler in the summer, and free WiFi.”

The Turquoise Line 77 to Aspley and Strelley is the next to see new vehicles, as more of the Enviro400s will be introduced in March.

“2014 will be a year of continued investment for NCT as we recognise the importance of keeping journeys as pleasant and as comfortable as possible for our passengers,” added Anthony Carver-Smith. “Along with the introduction of brand new buses to many routes, we’ll also be upgrading routes with newer vehicles, changing single decks to doubles and increasing frequencies.”