Brand-new buses with ‘cleaner’ engines for service linking Seaton, Honiton and Taunton

Bus operator Dartline is upgrading the vehicles it uses on a route linking Seaton, Honiton and Taunton to cut emissions.

The company is introducing a pair of new 37-seater ‘Optare Solo’ buses on the 20 service.

They boast Euro6 engines which have the lowest possible emissions for diesel vehicles.

We very much welcome Dartline’s investment in new buses with cleaner engines on one of our longest supported services – Cllr Roger Croad

The 20 service from Seaton to Taunton – which travels via Colyford, Colyton, Shute, Wilmington, Honiton and Dunkeswell – is funded by Devon County Council (DCC).

It is one of the longest routes of any supported by the authority.

Councillor Roger Croad, DCC cabinet member with responsibility for transport, said: “We very much welcome Dartline’s investment in new buses with cleaner engines on one of our longest supported services.

“This is a key route between Devon and Somerset, so it makes sense to invest in efficient vehicles.

“I’m sure passengers will appreciate the upgraded service with the new buses also offering USB charging points.”

David Hounslow, managing director of Dartline Coaches, added: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Devon County Council and to be making this worthwhile investment in our fleet.

“This demonstrates our commitment to provide high quality, low emission, public transport across Devon.”

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