Spondon residents benefit from bus investment


The popular spondon flyer which runs non-stop between Spondon and Derby city centre is the latest to benefit from a £1.1 million investment in new buses.

The spondon flyer, which runs every ten minutes throughout the day, has seen the introduction of four new buses offering the highest standards of customer comfort.
They were introduced during a special launch event, attended by Chris Williamson MP and Councillor Ranjit Banwait of Derby City Council.

 
Pictured with Chris Williamson MP (front) at the launch of the new buses are (back row left to right) Graham Price, trent barton Brand Manager; Jeff Counsell, Managing Director; and Alex Hornby, Commercial Director. Middle row (left to right) Cherryl Holland, Brand Manager; Sarah Taylor, Marketing Manager and Councillor Ranjit Banwait.
 
Jeff Counsell, Managing Director, commented: “We are very proud of our new buses and the MPs were certainly impressed. So too were many customers who took the opportunity to travel free on the spondon flyer using vouchers distributed to local residents.
 
“The new buses offer a pleasant, colour co-ordinated environment and a host of other features designed to make travelling by bus an even more comfortable and convenient alternative to the car.
 
“These features include leather seats and dedicated spaces for people using a wheelchair or pushing a buggy. What’s more, the buses have the latest fuel efficient engines so they are also kinder to the environment.”
 
Chris Williamson, MP for Derby North, added: “I am delighted to support the launch of the new spondon flyer service which represents another big investment into Derby’s public transport system. Derbyshire is very lucky to have one of the best public transport networks and one of the most committed operators in the country.”
 
Costing around £500,000 the new buses have been introduced just a week after five new vehicles were introduced on the firm’s my 15 route between Ilkeston and Old Sawley, bringing the total investment to approximately £1.1 million.

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