Swindon’s Bus Company unveils new ADL buses

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Go South Coast-owned Swindon’s Bus Company has launched its second batch of new ADL Enviro200 MMC buses for the town

Passengers in Swindon are enjoying brand new buses when travelling across the town.

Representatives from local bus operator Swindon’s Bus Company were joined in the town by Robert Buckland MP and Swindon councillors to unveil six new British-built Alexander Dennis (ADL) Enviro200 MMC vehicles.
Swindon’s Bus Company’s investment in the region’s sustainable transport – with 27 brand new vehicles added to its fleet during the last three years – means each of the buses sports the latest Euro VI low emissions engine.

“These past months have been particularly challenging, and our team of key workers has been working incredibly hard transporting those making essential journeys throughout the coronavirus crisis,” said Swindon’s Bus Company Managing Director, Andrew Wickham.

“We made this investment prior to lockdown, and we are pleased to be introducing them to our customers across Swindon. One positive to come from the past months is that the area’s congestion has greatly reduced.

“This is a chance for us to build on that. We want to encourage local people to leave their cars at home and travel on sustainable transport now the government has eased lockdown in our area.

“These buses represent more than £900k investment and have the potential to take many cars off the road – even whilst social distancing measures are in place.

“Our team is very much looking forward to a time when these buses are full of passengers working, shopping and enjoying social occasions.”

Robert Buckland MP added: “I am pleased that Swindon’s Bus Company is committed to investing in Swindon with sustainable transport and I was delighted to attend the unveiling of these six new British-built ADL Enviro200 MMC vehicles.

“I would like to thank all of the dedicated team members at Swindon’s Bus Company who have worked extremely hard in difficult circumstances to provide transport during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially for our many key workers across the town.”

Councillor Maureen Penny, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Maintenance and Waste Services, said: “I am really pleased Swindon’s Bus Company has invested such a significant amount of money in upgrading its fleet of buses which will not only be great for passengers, but also kinder to the environment.

“We want more people to use sustainable transport as part of our Carbon Reduction Strategy, which is why we have invested millions of pounds in recent years on fantastic new cycle routes and bus corridors.”