SIX new buses are now operating on popular Weymouth bus routes.
As part of a £2.4million investment to add 21 vehicles to its fleet, First Wessex has welcomed six new vehicles to the Service 4 and Service 8 routes.
The new vehicles, all of them Optare Solo buses, can seat up to 35 customers and all come equipped with leather seats and free wi-fi.
This summer there will be a re-introduction of evening services and half-hourly services on Sundays.
First Wessex’s investment programme for Dorset also includes nine new Wright Streetlite Max micro-hybrids, which are one of the world’s most fuel-efficient buses, four of which started running in April on Service 1 between Weymouth and Portland.
Six other new Streetlites started operating at the end of last year on Service 2 between Weymouth and Littlemoor. The investment is part of the £70 million order for 425 buses that FirstGroup, First Wessex’s parent company, has placed for delivery in 2014/15.