Faster buses, more departures, more space and better for the environment. There will be several improvements in the public bus service when the new tender period for bus starts in Ålesund, Sula and Giske 1 January 2021.
It is Vy Buss, who also drive in the contract area today, who have won the tender. However, there are some improvements both concerning bus material and the bus schedules.
Ten electric buses will primarily be used on the route Hessa-Ålesund town centre-Moa-Magerholm. This gives reduced greenhouse gas emissions and less noise both inside and outside the bus.
Three new articulated buses will double the capacity on the departures where they are used, without the need for more buses. The articulated buses will primarily be used between Ålesund town centre and Moa, via Borgundvegen, where there are very many travellers.
The new contract requires that the buses that will go through the Ålesund tunnels and the Godøy tunnel must have higher motor capacity so that the buses can keep the speed in the upward slopes in the three tunnels.
From 1 January 2021 there will be seat belts in all buses, also the city buses. This is not required by law, but our travellers have requested seat belts also in the city buses. Therefore, FRAM has entered this as an additional requirement in the contract to make the bus trip even safer. On the first four seat rows, the seat belts have extra length, so that everyone can find a seat belt that they can use.
På bybussane i Ålesund blir det no mogleg å gå på bussen både igjennom fram- og bakdøra og det blir billettlesarar både framme og bak i bussen. Da går det fortare å få folk på og av bussen og han kjem raskare fram. Dei som skal kjøpe billett hos sjåfør, må framleis gå på framme.
The new buses have a USB charging point on every seat row. This makes it easy for the passengers to charge their mobile phone during their trip. When the ticket is digital, you as a passenger are responsible for having power on your phone if there is a ticket control.