Newport Transport announces the order of seven Yutong GT12 coaches

1 month ago Wed 21st Feb 2024

Newport Transport, operator of the Swansea to London Flixbus routes since August 2023 is delighted to announce the order for seven Yutong GT12 Euro VI diesel coaches for their expanding Flixbus express coach routes.

The decision to acquire these coaches comes from the success of the collaboration between Newport Transport and FlixBus. In 2023, Newport Transport expanded its involvement in the coach business by partnering with the global travel tech brand Flix, launching Flixbus’ first dedicated airport lines in the UK. Building on the success of the past six months, Flixbus and Newport Transport revealed in January that they will increase frequencies to London and introduce a new Swansea to Birmingham route for Summer 2024.

Morgan Stevens, Operations Director at Newport, explained, "Following a rigorous tender process, we are delighted to once again collaborate with Yutong and Pelican Engineering on this significant investment to support the expansion of our Flixbus network. Scoring highly on both value and availability, we are very confident that the reliability and the after-sales support of Yutong’s coach products will match the experiences of our local bus fleet."

Ian Downie, Head of UK Yutong Sales for Pelican Engineering, expressed his delight over the partnership between Newport Transport and Yutong. "Our partnership with Newport Transport started 5 years ago with the purchase of their first of several zero tailpipe emission buses. Since that order, Newport Transport has completed a further 4 tranches of vehicles. We were delighted that this successful partnership has now moved on to clean Euro VI diesel coaches. The award-winning Pelican dealership will fully support the vehicles," he said.

These Yutong GT12 coaches are PSVAR-compliant and designed for comfort, energy efficiency and reliability. They feature 53 passenger seats, full air conditioning, and ample luggage capacity, making them ideal for the designated routes.

With these new additions, Newport Transport confirms its commitment to providing safe, reliable, and comfortable transportation to its customers and the growth of the FlixBus UK network.

For more information about Newport and its coach services, here is the link to our Newport Coach Services or email [email protected].