Twenty brand new state-of-the-art Palladium buses have been introduced to Blackpool Transport’s fleet and are immediately being used on the rail replacement service between Preston and Blackpool.
The new feature laden buses will have the iconic Palladium livery and include free wifi, USB charging points, comfy E-leather seats, next stop audio/visual announcements, built in mobile device holders, tables on the upper deck, on-board infotainment and information screens, on both the lower and upper decks.
An additional feature is grab handles on every seat back, replacing poles throughout the upper saloon, creating a light and airy environment. Also, stop buttons will be positioned on every seat back, ensuring customers can press the stop button, if necessary, without even leaving their seat.
Jane Cole, CEO, Blackpool Transport said: “With each new Palladium vehicle purchased (and more expected in April 2018), we look to continually add new facilities to ensure that we remain at the cutting edge of bus technology and deliver what our customers want and need.
“We aim to ensure that our customers have the best experience possible and goes way beyond their expectations. To facilitate this, we’ve provided our rail replacement staff with extensive customer experience training and have our very own staff on hand at both Preston and Blackpool North stations to assist with any customer queries.”