An initial order for 6 vehicles was placed in March 2016 for the Woodley routes for delivery over the summer to re-launch the 13/14 in September 2016. The vehicles became 901-6.
The specification includes wood effect flooring, coat hooks and USB charging sockets at every seat and 4G WiFi. Upstairs there is a sofa area behind the stairwell and a table with tablet computer mounted on, and a wireless charging point.
905 was displayed at Woodley Shopping Centre on 27th September 2016 with orange juice being given away along with the timetable leaflets. The vehicles also featured on the local TV news.
906 was noted on delivery through Heysham Docks on 28th October. 906 was then exhibited at the Bus and Coach Live show at the NEC from 1st to 3rd November 2016 and featured an illuminated front fleet name. 901/2 were modified to include this in March 2017, and 904 in July.
901 is seen below at Reading Station on 10th June 2017:
Various demonstrators have also been operated.
Last updated: 25-08-17