New buses launched on Sheffield route

Deb Leonard, development manager for St Wilfrid's Centre joins Alan Barstow, engineering manager and Peter Mair, interim operations Manager from Olive Grove to cut the launch ribbon
Deb Leonard, development manager for St Wilfrid's Centre joins Alan Barstow, engineering manager and Peter Mair, interim operations Manager from Olive Grove to cut the launch ribbon
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New state-of-the-art double decker buses have been launched in Sheffield.

The 15 buses, costing £3million, will operate on First’s number 51 service between Lodge Moor and Charnock via Crosspool, the city centre and Gleadless.

They were launched at an open day held by the transport firm at its Oliver Grove depot, in Heeley, which raised more than £700 for charity.

First has invested more than £16 million in new buses in South Yorkshire in the last 12 months including 68 single decker buses in Sheffield.

They all have low engine emission, free wi-fi, access for prams and wheelchairs, more legroom and leather seats.

Ben Gilligan, First’s managing director for South Yorkshire, said: “This is yet another great example of the success driven through the Sheffield Bus Partnership and I’m sure these new buses will be welcomed by our customers and encourage even more people to take advantage of the great value and high quality bus service in Sheffield.”