New R70 buses next year


Regular users of the R70 bus route from Hampton to Richmond will know how busy a journey it can be during peak hours, with commuters and school children vying for seats. Compared to other routes that serve Hampton, such as the 111 and 285 who have relatively new buses, the R70 often has to put up with buses which are up to 14 years old (such as the one pictured) and are definitely showing their age.

Well good news may be on the horizon, as next summer it’s expected that a new fleet of buses will be introduced on the route when the current operator contract gets renewed.

No word so far on if the new buses will have a higher capacity, but nevertheless, hopefully some Hampton residents will soon start to have a slightly more pleasant commute!

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