Dozens of new Arriva Yorkshire buses introduced as part of £8m travel investment

INVESTMENT: An Arriva bus.
INVESTMENT: An Arriva bus.
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A bus operator has announced that new, environmentally-friendly vehicles are being introduced on its routes.

Arriva Yorkshire, which runs services across Leeds, Castleford and Wakefield, is introducing 37 new buses from next Monday as part of an £8m investment.

The buses on the current Castleford 163/166 and 189 routes, as well as the Heckmondwike 254/255 route, will all be replaced with new state-of-the-art buses offering free WiFi, USB sockets and leather seating.

Jon Croxford, area managing director, for Arriva Yorkshire said: “This is an incredible proud moment for Arriva as we put another multi-million pound investment into the network and increase the journey experience for our customers.”

The company has also announced that it is now starting work on upgrading buses in Wakefield, for the 444/446 and 425/427 routes.

The upgraded Wakefield buses will go into service towards the end of July.

To celebrate the launch of the buses, Arriva is hosting a free Family Fun Day at its Castleford depot on Sunday, June 25 between 11am and 3.30pm where the new buses will be on display.