New buses for Rhyl following £2 million investment

17 February 2012  •  Source: Arriva

A fleet of brand new buses have been introduced in North Wales, following a multi-million pound investment by Arriva Buses Wales.

The new fleet, which include 10 double-deck buses, is set to benefit passengers who travel between Rhyl and Chester, on the popular number 11 service.

These latest additions represent an investment worth almost £2 million for the area and are all fitted with low floors for easy access, wi-fi and the latest engine technology, making them more fuel efficient and friendlier to the environment.

The new ‘Cymru Coastliners’ were officially unveiled during a special launch event on Thursday 9th February, at the Marine Lake in Rhyl. The event was attended by the Minister for Local Government, Communities & Transport, Carl Sargeant and Town Mayor for Rhyl, Councillor Win Mullen-James, who came along to help celebrate the new arrivals.

Minister for Local Government, Communities & Transport, Carl Sargeant, who was on-hand to cut the ribbon, said: “This new fleet of buses is welcome news for the area and will further improve one of the most strategically important bus routes in North Wales.

“Passengers will be able to travel in more comfort as all of the new vehicles will be equipped with coach style seats, which are also made locally in Wrexham.

“The Cymru Coastliners will set the trend for improved bus services, and we welcome the investment being made by Arriva.”

Michael Morton, area managing director for Arriva Buses Wales, said: “This is a significant investment to a vital part of our network and underlines Arriva’s commitment to providing a high quality, fully accessible bus service to our customers in Rhyl and the surrounding areas.

“As well as benefiting communities in Rhyl, Prestatyn and Flint, these marvellous new buses will also enhance the journey of thousands of holidaymakers, who flock to the North Wales Coast every year to explore the amazing scenery.”

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