EAST Coast Buses will roll out a fleet of eight brand new buses for its county services.

The low-emission buses will operate in East Lothian and Edinburgh and represent an investment of nearly £2million.

The bus firm said that the Euro 6 Volvo B5s had been designed to “exceed customer expectations”.

The custom-built vehicles feature USB charging points at all seats; luxury high-back seating; and media screens with next-stop audio and visual announcements.

The new buses will be used on service 124, which operates between North Berwick and Edinburgh.

Mark Heritage, East Coast Buses general manager, said: “We are delighted that year on year we can continue to invest in our fleet for the benefit of our customers and driving team.

“These bespoke, high-quality vehicles have been designed with comfort and safety in mind and will enhance the customer experience while travelling across the county.”

East Coast Buses said the firm had seen customer growth of over 52 per cent in the last two years.

Since operations began in August 2016, the business has steadily built on its routes and services, including a night-bus service at weekends.