Berkshire

Maidenhead's new colour-coded buses start work

Councillors and Courtney Buses staff with a new red bus
Image caption The new buses have CCTV and extra leg room

A new fleet of colour-coded buses have started work in a Berkshire town.

The nine buses will operate on a new timetable in Maidenhead and the surrounding villages, following a £1.2m investment from Courtney Buses.

The firm agreed a contract with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to offer the new buses and "timetable improvements".

The buses will run on routes 4, 5, 6, 8 and 239, with different coloured vehicles for each route.

New buses were needed because passenger numbers have doubled in the last decade and there is more traffic on roads, the council said.

The vehicles have CCTV, extra leg room and screens and announcements to inform passengers of the next stop.

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