Forget winter, Transdev UK is turning up the heat!


Snow, ice, rain and freezing temperatures have made it a chilly February so far – but Transdev in the UK is turning up the heat with new-look buses on Hotline, East Lancashire’s leading inter-urban bus route.

Transdev is launching the new-look buses onto its Hotline service linking Preston, Blackburn and Burnley, with the smart new-look vehicles made their weekday debut on February 15.

The move comes as Transdev looks ahead to life beyond the current pandemic restrictions by delivering higher quality and comfort for customers on its key Hotline route, which provides essential connections seven days a week for work and leisure.

The new-look Hotline buses feature:

  • USB power at every seat, so customers can connect with the fast and free on-board Wi-Fi and stay in touch on the move.
  • Lower emission engines than the buses they replace – good news for Lancashire’s environment.
  • Audio-visual next stop announcements, to make travel easier and safer for all, including visually impaired customers.
  • Fares and times remain the same, with the current lockdown timetable offering a bus every 30 minutes on Monday to Fridays and every hour on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the route.
  • A warm welcome on-board from Lancashire’s friendliest bus driving team.

We’ve turned up the heat for our Hotline inter-urban bus service, with a smart new look now in place on this ever-popular route.

With this upgrade, we’re investing now to build buses back better beyond the pandemic. Our Hotline route is vitally important to our many customers who use it to reach work and leisure destinations every week, and to the wider post-pandemic economic recovery of Lancashire.

Our buses will continue to provide transport for key workers and those making essential journeys, just as we have throughout the pandemic. With an eye-catching new livery on the outside and new features on the inside, our new-look Hotline buses are ready for what we hope will be a much brighter year ahead for Lancashire.

Alex Hornby, Transdev Blazefield CEO 

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