Revamped number 23 bus service provides '˜a vital transport link'
A MULTI-MILLION pound bus service is officially open for business.
Yesterday morning Stagecoach South revealed the new number 23 service from Portsmouth to Havant and Leigh Park – a £3m investment from the company.
The grand opening was attended by both the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and the Mayor of Havant.
Steve Thorpe from Stagecoach South said: ‘These new buses are the latest modern spec and are ideal for both commuters and students.
‘Every bus has been fitted with leather seating, free on-board wifi and next-stop announcements.
‘We also have USB charging ports for every seat, which I think will go down really well with teenagers and young professionals.’
Managing director Edward Hodgson said: ‘Investment in our network is vital and route 23 serves a dual purpose, not only providing local customers with day to day access to work, education, leisure and retail but also providing a vital public transport link for visitors to the city.’