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New Bus Launch in Scarborough

New Bus Launch in Scarborough

Published by Jon Burke at 11:42am 6th August 2019. (Updated at 3:56pm 6th August 2019)

Local bus company East Yorkshire set to unveil eight brand new buses for Scarborough.

East Yorkshire, operator of Scarborough Locals buses, is set to unveil eight brand new, ultra-low emission buses to operate in and around Scarborough.

The new single deck buses will be used on the popular Service 7/7A circular routes between Scarborough, Crossgates, Eastfield and Osgodby, with the route set to be branded as Scarborough Sevens.

Meeting the highest Euro 6 environmental standards, the buses will help to keep our air clean and free from pollution.  Each bus also features comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, USB charging points and next stop announcement systems.

At an event in Scarborough town centre on Friday 9 August, the public will be able to take a look at one of the buses and see the Scarborough Sevens brand for the first time, as well as finding out more about bus travel in and around Scarborough with a new local bus guide. The bus will be on the corner of Aberdeen Walk and Westborough, close to the Brunswick Centre in the town centre, from 10am until 3pm.

Commenting on the announcement, Area Director of East Yorkshire, Ben Gilligan, said:

“We are delighted to launch our new Scarborough Sevens buses, part of our ongoing commitment to improving bus services in Scarborough by investing in our fleet.

The buses all feature the latest technology to improve the passenger experience, with charging ports for smartphones, free Wi-Fi and next stop announcements which help passengers who don’t travel on the route regularly to know exactly where they are and where they need to get off.”

The buses build on East Yorkshire’s existing investment in its fleet, which has already seen £2m of new coaches, two new low-emission single deck buses and eight refurbished Scarborough-based Coaster buses join the fleet in the last few months.  Investment has also been made in upgrading its open top buses, with newly branded Beachcomber buses now operating.

All the new buses have been locally built at the ADL factory in Scarborough, helping support jobs and the local economy, and will be in service over the next few weeks.

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OlPeculier, on 6th August 2019 12:28pm
It's a shame that Plaxton's are assembling and supplying electric busses to London operators, but EYMS are still buying busses that give out pollution. OK, not as much as older busses, but pollution just the same.
Fileyman, on 6th August 2019 3:59pm
The fact is EYMS as was bought 10 battery /diesel double deck buses with Paxton bodies several years ago.
But reliability was a major problem and because the electrics are so complex EY we're not allowed to touch them.
There is also the cost of replacing batteries and because this is new technology nobody knows just how long the batteries will last.
Because of this EY started a programme to remove all the batteries etc and revert them back to diesel power.
They have also carried out this work on behalf of a major Scottish company.

The difference between London and other cities is quite simple.
London companies get huge subsidy payments for routes whereas companies like EY get subsidy cuts and you cannot afford to run a £250,000+ bus on a route that picks up 20 concession pass customers.
Fileyman, on 6th August 2019 4:03pm
Free WiFi, next stop announcements, charging points all on a service that passengers are on for 10mins.

I'm sure they would like to see lower fares or a flat fare same as Shoreline.
They might not be the newest buses, but they are cheap.

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