New MCVs for Bath airport route

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Additional buses for the Bath to Bristol Airport service have been unveiled.

The vehicles, based on Volvo B9TL chassis with Egyptian-built MCV bodywork, have been acquired by RATP Dev subsidiary Bath Bus Company from the chassis manufacturer. The vehicles were previously used as Demonstrators in London and elsewhere.

The growing A4 Airport service from Bath will see the introduction of automatic on-board next stop announcements to supplement the drivers’ use of public address as necessary. Additional stops have also been requested through the South Bristol section of route – although subject to delays owing to consultations with affected residents, and others along the route.

MD Martin Curtis said: “In the two years since the A4 service was introduced, steady growth has followed among both tourists and business travellers to and from Bristol  Airport.

“As airlines add more flights to serve Bristol, we are working with several partners to enhance  our service. We are pleased that improved standards can now be offered with these and further new vehicles.”