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Reading Buses announce purchase of 6 StreetDecks

Wed 23 March 2016 | Back to news list

Reading buses has placed an order worth £1.3m for six StreetDecks from Wrightbus .

The Euro VI vehicles, which qualify as LCEBs, use the latest Micro-Hybrid systems and will be the first to feature start-stop technology to help reduce emissions while the bus is at rest.  The buses also featured glazed staircase and Lazzerini Ethos seating designed to be 20% lighter than the incumbent options. There are also a number of new features such as on-board WiFi and USB charging slots available to passengers.

“As well as comfortable seating, the partners behind the project have set out to considerably enhance the on-board experience for customers and create a number of ‘wow’ factors that will continue to raise the profile of buses in Reading by clearly demonstrating that they are a modern, dependable and sustainable travel mode" commented  Reading Buses CEO Martijn Gilbert. 

“We’ve worked hard with Wrightbus, our design agency Best Impressions and other partners to ensure that these buses will provide a further step change in local bus services for our customers.

“Using the latest innovations in many design and engineering features, and best practice from across the transport industry, we will be delivering a bus that will not only offer the highest standards of customer comfort and ambiance, but also one that has been optimised to achieve class-leading fuel economy and environmental credentials – luxury will meet efficiency.”

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