Activ8 service gets brand new, state of the art buses

1 year ago Thu 11th Jun 2020

activ8 bus

Customers travelling on the popular activ8 route between Salisbury and Andover will enjoy brand new buses from this week. 

We have unveiled three new British-built Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 MMC vehicles as part of our investment in the region’s sustainable transport. 

Each of the buses sports the latest Euro 6 low emissions engine - the newest and cleanest standard for diesel!

“These past few months have been particularly challenging, and our team of key workers has been working incredibly hard transporting those making essential journeys throughout the coronavirus crisis,” said Salisbury Reds managing director, Andrew Wickham. 

“We made this investment prior to lockdown, and we are pleased to be introducing them to our customers across Wiltshire and Hampshire now. One positive to come from the past three months, is that the area’s congestion has greatly reduced. 

“This is a chance for us to build on that. We want to encourage local people to leave their cars at home and travel on sustainable transport once the Government eases lockdown and we return to something close to normality. 

“These double decker buses represent more than £500K investment and have the potential to take a number of cars off the road - even whilst social distancing measures are in place. Not only do they offer additional comfort for our passengers - with comfy ‘coach’ style seats, tables on the upper deck, on-board technology like USB charging points, contactless payment facilities and wireless charging points they are greener than ever.  

“They also boast an eye-catching new turquoise livery, giving them a distinct look for this popular route.

“Our team is very much looking forward to a time when these buses are full of passengers working, shopping and enjoying social occasions. Until then, we will enjoy showing them off to those making essential journeys across the region.”