Hatfield's University of Hertfordshire unveils new £1.3m buses

PUBLISHED: 10:29 18 September 2017 | UPDATED: 10:29 18 September 2017

University of Hertfordshire Comet bus. Picture credit: Pete Stevens

University of Hertfordshire Comet bus. Picture credit: Pete Stevens

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New technology-packed buses for students and residents have been unveiled by the University of Hertfordshire's bus company Uno.

University of Hertfordshire Comet bus. Picture credit: Pete StevensUniversity of Hertfordshire Comet bus. Picture credit: Pete Stevens

The six double-decker buses, which cost £1.3million, have USB charge ports at every seat, free Wi-Fi and enhanced emissions equipment.

Known as The Comet – named after the first commercial jetliner developed at Hatfield Aerodrome – the buses will cover the 614 and 644 routes.

James Thorpe, managing director for Uno Buses, said: “We’re so excited to be launching The Comet buses into service this September, they really are something else.

University of Hertfordshire Comet bus. Picture credit: Pete StevensUniversity of Hertfordshire Comet bus. Picture credit: Pete Stevens

“We’ve worked hard to develop and design a product that we believe will provide the very best customer experience.

“It’s so important for our passengers to be able to stay connected on their travels, and also to be able to travel in style in an ultra-modern environment.”

University of Hertfordshire Comet bus. Picture credit: Pete StevensUniversity of Hertfordshire Comet bus. Picture credit: Pete Stevens

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