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Glasgow Citybus invest in 15 new vehicles

Category: Commercial Finance — Gary Cain on February 12, 2012

Glasgow Citybus, founded under the name of West Coast Motors by the Craig Brothers in 1923, have bought 15 new buses with a total investment of £1.8 million. The Enviro200 buses are state-of-the-art and will be a boost for a company clearly making a concerted effort bid to be regarded as a modern transportation company. Lloyds provided the commercial finance needed for the company to make the investment.

This week will see the first seven of the buses in service whilst the rest won’t be going into service until May after they have been delivered.

Colin Craig, managing director Glasgow Citybus says that independent bus companies shouldn’t be limited to typical commuting options.

“Our approach is that we don’t just want to retain customers but also to encourage those who dont use public transport at the moment to ditch their car and travel with us. To do this we need to prove to them that bus is a viable alternative and that comes down to cost, quality and frequency. With competitively priced fares and a frequent peak-time and regular off-peak service already in place, this investment improves the quality of our vehicles and means that the oldest vehicle in our frontline fleet is only two years old”.

In the West of Scotland, there are numerous bus services run by West Coast Motors. These services inlude Kintyre Express, Glasgow Citybus, and City Sightseeing Glasgow andrun all over Bute and Argyll.

Scottish Citylink has a partnership with the company in order to make coach services between the west coast of Scotland and Glasgow.

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