Coastliner buses from Leeds to Whitby, Filey, Scarborough and Bridlington are going to be capable of transferring twice as many passengers soon, with the introduction of the “quad-decker” Coastliner set to trial from March 2016.
The bus operator expressed it had seen a gap in the market for four-tier buses and expect them to encourage others to take buses rather than walk, cycle or drive anywhere themselves.
Quad-decker buses already operate in other parts of the UK, such as London, Norfolk and Slough and have proven to be very successful in promoting public transport.
Unfortunately, quad-decker buses are incredibly expensive to maintain and were nearly scrapped do to their monumentally bad safety record in London, which means fares are expected to rise five-fold to cover maintenance and accident claims.
Next time you take a Coastliner, it could be a quad-decker!