Transport group First has invested in 10 brand new buses – featuring free Wi-fi – to run in Huddersfield.
Passengers on the 328 service from Balmoral Avenue to Bradley will be able to use their smartphones or tablets to download an e-book, watch a film, go online shopping or catch up with their email while sitting on the bus.
The new buses, which cost £180,000 each, have been hailed as a major transport “evolution” for Huddersfield by the company, which operates the majority of local bus services.
First will put one of the new buses on show between 9am and 4pm tomorrow on the Macaulay Street precinct outside Huddersfield bus station..
A team of will be on hand to help people log on to the Wi-fi.
They will also be distributing information about the new buses and handing out free balloons.
There is also a chance to win an iPad Mini for everyone that goes down to see the team and enters the free prize draw.
A spokesman for First said: “The new buses represent the transport evolution from back in time to modern day.
“With the latest environmental standards, free Wi-fi, value fares and comfy, spacious seating these buses represent the move forward in public transport.”
Phil Williams, head of marketing for First, added: “It is back to prehistoric times for anyone visiting Macaulay Street this Tuesday.
“Cave girls and boys will be on hand to take people on board the brand new buses and showcase the Wi-fi and the 328 route.”
First has already introduced Wi-fi-enabled buses on routes in other parts of the UK, including Greater Manchester, Hampshire, the West Country and Scotland.
First is the largest bus operator in the UK with a fleet of 8,500 buses carrying about 3m passengers a day.