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8 new buses for Craigavon fleet in £1.2m investment

12 April 2017

Ulsterbus passengers in the Craigavon area are set to benefit from the introduction of eight new modern buses to the local fleet. Representing an investment of around £1.2 million, they will operate on the high frequency route between Lurgan and Portadown.

The new buses are in line with latest high quality fleet standards, with comfortable seating, USB charging points and CCTV. They are also fully accessible with extra space for both a wheelchair and a buggy.

Ulsterbus Service Delivery Manager for Craigavon, Gary Mawhinney said: “We are delighted to see this investment in the local fleet. Over the last year, we have seen passenger numbers using local services 46 and 47 between Lurgan and Portadown more than double in the off-peak.”  

“We hope this fleet enhancement together with our frequent 15 minute bus service in each direction serving Rushmere Shopping Centre and Craigavon Area Hospital will attract even more people to make the smart move to use the bus.  Customers can also benefit from a great value special £2 day return fare available after 9.30 a.m. on this route so whether you are going shopping, meeting friends or getting to the hospital it’s easy to make the bus ‘Your First Choice for Travel’”.

Gary Mawhinney also said “In addition, these new buses will among the most fuel efficient and environmentally friendly buses in the region, this is good news for the Craigavon area helping us to provide a healthier environment for all”.

These new buses come as Ulsterbus celebrates its 50th Anniversary serving the local community.

Full details of all our timetables and fares are available on our website: www.translink.co.uk

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