BRITISH-built buses are just the ticket with Transdev.

The firm, which operates Keighley Bus Company, is investing in £3.5 million worth of 'home grown' new vehicles.

It has ordered 13 single-deck and eight double-deck vehicles for delivery this year.

Scarborough manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd is on board.

And also part of the partnership is a Northern Ireland bus builder, Wright of Ballymena.

Alex Hornby, Transdev's chief executive officer, said: "We’re delighted to be buying British again as we continue in our mission to provide an amazing travel experience across the north.

"These impressive new buses will help us to surpass even the most demanding customer expectations.

"We place our passengers at the heart of everything we do, and each of our new buses now on order will offer several never-seen-before features for them to enjoy.

"More of the details will be revealed as we move closer to introducing the vehicles in Lancashire and Yorkshire – but for now, we can certainly say they’ll be unique and will build on the valued feedback we receive from our customers.

"Every one of the buses will also feature the very latest low-emission technology, helping to further reduce our carbon footprint while creating one of the greenest bus fleets in Britain."

Colin Robertson – chief executive of Alexander Dennis Ltd, which is supplying its Enviro E200MMC single-deck buses – said he was delighted to be working with Transdev.

"When an award-winning operator chooses our Enviro E200MMC buses it’s a resounding endorsement of our continual investment in product and technology development," he added.

"It has been a pleasure to develop an amazing specification with the Transdev team."