People across Surrey will soon be able to spot a fleet of colourful new buses that are helping transport Surrey Choices customers across the county.
The fleet of 16 new adapted vehicles will be used to transport customers to activities, social groups and day trips.
The vehicles, which were delivered in July, have been hired on a four year operational lease.
Adapted to meet the Surrey Choices specifications, the vehicles include a stowed tail lift, electric step, reverse parking camera and air conditioning. They also have removal seats, allowing any combination of passengers for up to seven or eight people, depending on the type of vehicle, which provides more accessible transport.
Speaking of the new mini bus fleet, Transport Co-ordinator, Sue Palmer, said: “Our new Mercedes vehicles provide comfort and reliability, and are a fantastic new resource for our customers and now provides 60% new vehicles to our overall fleet. The new buses are wheelchair accessible, increasing our capacity to support all customers to join in the community based activities that our hubs provide.”