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New Plaxtons and MCVs for Veolia

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VEOLIA Transport Cymru has introduced 13 new vehicles to its fleet for the operation of a revised network of services in Pontypridd, following the award of new contracts by Rhonda Cynon Taf council. The new buses are seven Plaxtons – five VDL SB200 Centros and two Primos, and six MCV Evolutions on MAN 14.220 chassis.

Veolia Transport Cymru is the amalgamation of six businesses acquired by Veolia over the last two years - Bebbs Travel, Pullman Coaches, Longs, Hawkes, and most recently Shamrock Travel, incorporating Thomas of Barry, which was purchased five months ago.

Veolia says its £1.3million investment demonstrates its determination to make improvements to bus services in Wales.

Charles Lewis, deputy managing director of Veolia Transport Cymru, says: "Ongoing investments and improvements to the services we provide to our customers play a crucial part in encouraging the use of public transport. Joining our Welsh businesses together under one name and providing new vehicles for our customers, shows our commitment to raise the level of service standards in the country. We are here to stay and here to serve, and believe our customers in Wales will soon begin to see a difference in their bus services."

www.veolia-transport.co.uk



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