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Biggest double-decker buses going in to service

The biggest buses around will be going into service next month, operating on two key routes in the city of Edinburgh.

Lothian Buses’ new 100-seat Alexander Dennis Enviro400XLB-bodied Euro VI Volvo triple-axle double-deckers will begin operations on the city’s services 11 and 16 from early March.

They are Edinburgh’s two busiest bus routes, with a total of more than 10 million passenger journeys recorded in 2018.

The 42 Enviro400XLBs are able to carry up to 129 passengers in total, 100 of which are seated, and have separate entrance and exit doors to speed up dwell times at bus stops. They have high-backed seating, Wi-Fi, USB charging, mood lighting and audio-visual stop announcements.