COACH travel firm Lucketts Group is making a record-breaking £7.5m investment in its fleet this year.
The cash injection comes as the company embarks on a new phase of expansion.
In total 26 new vehicles will join the Lucketts fleet, ranging from mini buses to 55-seater luxury Mercedes coaches.
A dozen of the new vehicles will head into service for Lucketts’ three core brands: Coliseum Coaches in Southampton, Worthing Coaches in Sussex and Lucketts Travel in Fareham.
The remainder of the new vehicles will be used for the services Lucketts runs for National Express. The company runs more than 100 journeys on its behalf every day.
Managing director Tony Lawman said: ‘The significant value of this investment reflects our confidence and ambition for the future. Lucketts has grown to become one of the region’s leading independent coach travel providers and we intend to build on that success in coming years. Ensuring we have the most up-to-date vehicles in our fleet will allow us to do that and give customers the best very best experience.’