PASSENGERS travelling to London will get a more comfortable ride after Oxford Bus Company’s X90 coaches were given a new look.

The coaches, which start running on Monday, have four fewer places than before with 44 seats providing more legroom. They are also now fully wheelchair accessible, fitted with wi-fi and charging points for mobile phones and laptops.

Lord Mayor Elise Benjamin, pictured left with town crier Anthony Church and Oxford Bus Company operations director Louisa Weeks, unveiled the new coach at Oxford Castle on Tuesday.

Ms Weeks said: “We have reduced the number of seats in the coaches to provide the most generous seating space and legroom.

“We believe this is the most legroom available on any scheduled coach service in Britain.”

The X90 – formerly the Oxford Express service – links the city centre, Headington and Thornhill park-and-ride with London, and is a rival service to Stagecoach’s Oxford Tube. The changes are part of a £4.6m project to upgrade the company’s coach fleet.