n Stagecoach spends £660k in Rugby

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A CAVALCADE of new energy-efficient buses arrived in town on Tuesday.

The six buses now serve the number four route running between Brownsover, Cawston Grange, Admirals Estate and Bilton to the town centre every ten minutes. They were unveiled by Rugby mayor Cllr Don Williams and Steve Burd, managing director of Stagecoach.

The greener buses have cost bus firm Stagecoach £110,000 each.

Mr Burd said: “Route 4 has seen continued development over the last few years with passenger numbers growing by 6 per cent since 2006.

The most recent development was in December 2010 when we increased the frequency of the buses to run every ten minutes and now brand new eco-friendly buses will start running.”

He added: “I believe that route four provides a shining example of modern, reliable bus travel in the county and I would like to thank all our passengers for supporting the service.”

The launch follows from a £550,000 investment unveiled last week to serve Rugby’s route 86, which also has new buses running the route.

A spokesman from Stagecoach said the buses will be the newest and amongst the most environmentally friendly in the county.

“They will make a contribution to reducing carbon in the Rugby area as well as encouraging even more people to make the greener choice of travelling by bus.

“Each vehicle also has Italian- designed seats, improving comfort and has plenty of space for buggies and wheelchairs.”