The Northern Lights hit Aberdeen’s roads

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Duncan Cameron, Director & General Manager of First Aberdeen
Duncan Cameron, Director & General Manager of First Aberdeen

First Aberdeen has unveiled 23 new ADL Enviro 300s which went into service on July 1.

The buses, which are fitted with leather seats and free WiFi, are operating on routes 17 and 18. To celebrate Aberdeen being one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, the routes have been christened ‘The Northern Lights 17 & 18’.

Each of the vehicles has been fitted with a star-gazing design on the outside of the bus and, representing a first in the Scottish bus industry, the roof inside the new buses also sport The Northern Lights.

Duncan Cameron, Director and General Manager of First Aberdeen, said: “The arrival of these brand new buses is great news for our customers.

“We’ve invested £3.5m in 23 brand new buses this year. It underlines our determination at First Aberdeen to improve bus travel and encourage more people to use our services and to use them more often.”

The interior of each new vehicle has been modified to allow greater flexibility for buggies and wheelchairs and provides additional grab rails for all passengers whether seated or standing.

Routes 17 and 18, which at peak times operate every eight minutes, serve the communities of Dyce, Stoneywood, Bucksburn, Woodside, Kittybrewster, City Centre, Ferryhill, Kincorth and Altens.