£7m investment by Arriva Yorkshire

£7m investment by Arriva Yorkshire Initial batch of new Volvo B7RLE/Wrights are delivered to Arriva Yorkshire.
ARRIVA Yorkshire has launched the first 13 of  a fleet of 43 new buses being delivered in 2008-09 at a cost of £7million. The initial vehicles are Volvo B7RLEs with Wrightbus bodies. They are being used on services running between Leeds and Cleckheaton, When all 43 buses have been delivered there will be 314 low-floor buses in the Arriva Yorkshire fleet, meaning that over 90 per cent of its services will be run by easy-access buses.

Nigel Featham, managing director of Arriva Yorkshire, says: “We listen to our passengers and are committed to providing the best possible bus service for everyone who lives, visits and does business in the communities we serve.  We are sure our customers will be delighted with their new buses and are confident the new vehicles will also encourage more people to save on fuel costs and leave the car at home.”

Arriva Yorkshire’s 400-plus buses carry 44 million people a year.