New Pulsar fleet in Chester

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The new vehicles represent a £900,000 investment by Arriva
The new vehicles represent a £900,000 investment by Arriva

Six new Wright Pulsar buses entered service with Arriva in Chester on Monday, August 13, operating across all the company’s Chester Quality Partnership routes – 1, 1a and 15. The new Euro 5 vehicles represent a £900,000 investment by Arriva Buses Wales.

Keith Anglesea, Arriva Chester (Hawarden) General Manager, told CBW: “We found there were occasional loading issues with the Wright Cadets which were previously on the route, so we decided to upgrade.

“On Thursday (August 16) we were out and about on the new buses, talking to drivers and passengers about the new vehicles and they were all very impressed. We’ve had lots of positive feedback; the one thing we instantly noticed was how quiet they were.”

Michael Morton, MD of Arriva Buses Wales, said: “We’re delighted to unveil the buses, which represent a significant investment in the services we provide in Chester.

“The introduction of these new vehicles means passengers are provided with an improved journey experience along our Chester Quality Partnership routes.”