ALMERIA City Council has added five new buses to its fleet, including a new ‘caterpillar’ bus for the university route, bringing the number of articulated buses in the city to three.
The new caterpillar vehicle, often called a ‘bendy bus’ in the UK, is 18 metres long with capacity for 109 passengers. It is destined for the university line where demand and density has been increasing rapidly. The route also covers the town hall so is to benefit council workers and visitors.
The announcement of the new buses was made by Almeria’s mayor, Luis Rogelio Rodriguez-Comendador, during his visit to view the five new vehicles. He spoke of the advanced technology of the vehicles and added: “The municipality is committed to renew and modernise the fleet vehicles.”
The mayor continued: “We are responding to growing awareness that exists in Almeria on the benefits of quality vehicles as a means of transport.” He reiterated the gratuities available to certain sectors including pensioners and disabled persons.