99 bus refreshed as service marks 80,000 passenger journeys
Today marks the second anniversary of the revamped 99 bus route, which links Tilbury Town railway station with Tilbury Riverside in Essex. The service is managed by c2c and operated by local bus company Ensignbus.
The new 99 service was launched in September 2012, with the introduction of a wheelchair-accessible bus and an extension of the route to serve Tilbury ASDA.
The 99 bus runs every 20-30 minutes on weekdays and has proved very popular with local residents, with 80,000 passenger journeys now made on the service in the past two years.
To mark the anniversary, a new dedicated vehicle has now been put into operation on the 99 route, which will improve passenger comfort further and provide a better environment for those using the service.
Phil Sullivan, Planning Manager at National Express train operator c2c, said: “Since we made the original improvements to the 99 bus service, it has carried over 80,000 people, completed over 16,500 circuits of the route and has covered more than 82,000 miles.”
“The route has a dedicated bus and a dedicated driver, meaning this service really is at the heart of the local community and we know many people rely on the 99 route. We believe these latest improvements will ensure the 99 remains popular with our customers.”