New fleet of Stonehenge buses take to the road

Stonehenge buses (Jessica Trethowan)

Published by the Spire FM News Team at 12:59pm 17th January 2018 (Updated 2:12pm 17th January 2018)

The newest shuttle buses are 'cleaner and greener' and have been brought in to minimise the impact on the landscape.

Six greener, cleaner buses have just arrived at Stonehenge.

They're replacing the old fleet that are used to take visitors down to the stones from the Visitors Centre.

These new buses are the latest in 'clean diesel technology' therefore will be better for air quality and quieter than the old buses too!

The aim is to minimise the impact on the historic landscape and also provide a more comfortable ride for the visitors.

Local schoolchildren are getting the chance to name the buses and the winning class picked, with be got from school up in their 'named' bus and brought to Stonehenge for a day out there.

These are the schools taking part:

  • Amesbury Archer Primary
  • Amesbury C of E Primary
  • Durrington All Saints
  • Durrington C of E Juniors
  • Larkhill Primary
  • Shrewton CofE Primary

Each of the buses can carry more people than before, meaning less of a wait on busy days to visit the monument.

Stonehenge buses (Jessica Trethowan)

The new buses also have dementia-friendly flooring along with better access for disabled access and young families.

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