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Flintshire Arriva bus users can ride in luxury

COMMUTERS across Flintshire can now travel in a little bit of luxury.

Two new state-of-the-art buses are running on the X44 service which operates between Mold, Buckley, Hawarden, Chester Business Park and Chester Station.

The two new buses have leather seats, electronic scrolling destination displays and a wireless internet connection.

Additional safety features include a new non-accessible cab ensuring drivers are protected and CCTV.

Tony Sharps, chairman of regional transport consortium Taith, said: “These strengthened transport links are the very foundation of our economy and will ensure that local people have access to the latest in public transport facilities, travel in comfort and maintain vital job links.

“I take pride as chairman of Taith to have secured the funding to not only maintain but also to improve our important transport links, which are vital to keep our local economy moving.”

Improvements will also be made to services 10 and 12 between Connah’s Quay, Deeside and Chester.

Michael Morton, managing director Arriva Buses, said: “If you have not yet travelled on one of the new modern service vehicles I would highly recommend you do so.

“When the cost of fuel is rising so steeply it now – more than ever – pays to use the bus instead of the car.”