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Arriva Adds Some Sparkle to Two Routes in Bucks, Beds and Herts

21 August 15

 Sapphire bus front

Arriva the Shires is excited to announce the launch of Sapphire on two of its routes - a fleet of premium buses being introduced onto service 6, which runs between Lakes Estate in Bletchley, Central Milton Keynes, Stony Stratford and Wolverton, and services 100/101/102 between Stevenage, Hitchin and Luton.

Sapphire has been designed created especially by Arriva to offer customers a more luxurious way to travel, improving their connectivity and comfort along some of the country’s most critical commuter routes. Representing an investment of more than £500,000, these 20 sparkling single-decker buses, offering a host of high-tech features, will greatly enhance the customer journey and deliver a much needed boost to these already high-performance routes.

From the free WiFi and charging points for mobile phones and laptops, to the on-board destination screens displaying up-to-date passenger information, these buses will keep passengers connected in more ways than one. Sapphire will also provide audio and visual announcements as the bus approaches stops along the route, making journey’s easier and more relaxing than ever before. Not only that, but passengers will now be able to travel in style thanks to luxurious high back coach seats offering enhanced space and comfort.

These vehicles will be officially launched to the public in Milton Keynes and Stevenage in October. The events will offer opportunities to take a look around the new vehicles, learn more about the service, and pose any questions to the dedicated Sapphire team.

See route map and timetable details for service 6 : Lakes Estate to Wolverton

See route map and timetable details for services 100, 101, 102 : Stevenage to Luton