21 Feb '13, 2pm

Bus and Coach News: Arriva launches Sapphire upgrade: Arriva is launching a premium servic... #bus #coach #diesel

Bus and Coach News: Arriva launches Sapphire upgrade: Arriva is launching a premium servic... #bus #coach #diesel

Arriva is launching a premium service, Sapphire. It will initially be used to upgrade one inter-urban route in each of four operating regions – the North West, the Midlands, the North East and the Shires & Essex. The buses will have high-backed e-leather seats and wi-fi. The first Sapphire upgrade will be introduced in April, with nine refurbished ADL Enviro400s operating on the service between Chester and Wrexham. There will be 21 refurbished double-deckers for services between Oxford and Aylesbury and between Leicester and Oadby in the summer, while the fourth Sapphire route, between Durham and Darlington, will get 11 new VDL SB200/Wrightbus Pulsars in the autumn. All of the services will have a minimum daytime 15-minute frequency. Sapphire will use drivers who have had additional customer care training and will offer a no-quibble money back guarantee. Mark Yexley, opera...

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