Towering sight as fleet of buses go on show

Blackpool Transport's new buses
Blackpool Transport's new buses
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A fleet of brand new buses for Blackpool have been unveiled.

Blackpool Transport’s new ‘Palladium’ buses – which have free Wi-Fi, USB charging points and even tables on the upper deck - lined up in front of the of Tower at Tower Festival Headland, next to the Comedy Carpet, on Sunday.

The Gazette has previously reported how Blackpool Transport is set to spend £7.7m over the next two years on a fleet of 35 new buses – with bosses looking to replace their entire fleet by 2019.

It is hoped there will be no bus in Blackpool older than five years by 2020, with 54 buses out of a fleet of 140 now finished in the high grade Palladium specification.

The latest batch will give passengers the chance to try out the new look buses as they are pushed into service.

Staff from Blackpool Transport were on hand to answer any questions.

Arthur Whiteside, MD of UK Sales at Alexander Dennis Ltd, added: “We’re thrilled to be delivering another batch of high spec, environmentally friendly and easy to maintain vehicles to Blackpool Transport.